Chhattisghar chief minister Bhupesh Baghel directed district collectors on Thursday to resolve upon imposing lockdown of their respective districts, bearing in mind the state of affairs on the native degree.

PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 09:27 AM IST

Chhattisgarh well being minister TS Singhdeo has written to Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan and urged him to incorporate journalists within the Covid-19 vaccination drive as frontline staff.

Singhdeo, in his letter, cited a surge within the Covid-19 instances and added journalists ought to be part of the drive.

He wrote to Vardhan because the Durg district collector introduced a lockdown within the Chhattisgarh district from April 6 to April 14 in view of the surge.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel directed district collectors to resolve upon imposing lockdown of their respective districts, bearing in mind the state of affairs on the native degree, an official assertion stated.

More districts may announce lockdown within the subsequent couple of in view of the rise in instances.

Chhattisgarh on Thursday reported 4,617 Covid-19 instances, the very best single-day spike ever.

The worst-hit Raipur and Durg districts accounted for 1,327 and 996 of the brand new instances on Thursday.

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