Bhopal Lockdown News: In view of a sudden spike in Coronavirus cases in the past fortnight, lockdown was imposed in some areas of Bhopal from Tuesday midnight till July 24, district officials said. Also Read - Andaman And Nicobar Lockdown News: Shutdown in Union Territory Extended by a Week

The lockdown will be applicable in several localities in Old Bhopal under Kotwali, Mangalwara and Hanumanganj police station areas, some areas of Bagsewania area under Kolar sub- division, and some areas of Kamla Nagar police station. The district administration also announced a ban on weekly market in the villages under Berasia sub-division. Also Read - Coronavirus Deaths in Maharashtra Cross 18,000 Mark; 293 New Fatalities Take State's Toll to 18,050

Bhopal has recorded 4,512 COVID-19 patients so far, including 142 who died. Since June 1, as many as 1,723 fresh cases have been added in Bhopal. Also Read - Tamil Producer V Swaminathan Passes Away Due to COVID-19 at 62 in Chennai

Yesterday, the Madhya Pradesh government had announced that the worst-hit districts of the state will now see a 2-day lockdown everyweek, instead of just once. Announcing the lockdown, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that during these 2 days, all activities, except essential services, will be restricted in these areas.

While Sunday will be a compulsory lockdown day, the other day-Saturday or Monday-will be decided by the district crisis management group. For the last 2 weeks, strict lockdown was in force across the state on Sundays and additional restrictions were in place in districts like Gwalior and Morena.

The Chief Minister also announced that a night curfew, from 8 PM to 5 AM, will be in effect in every district of the state. All state and central government offices will function at 30-50% capacity, while in non-affected areas, offices will function at full strength.