Lockdown News: Amid rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Bhupesh Baghel-led Chhattisgarh government on Monday imposed lockdown in ten districts of the state, including capital city Raipur. The other districts were lockdown will be observed till September 28 are Jashpur, Baloda Bazaar, Janjgir-Champa, Durg, Bhilai, Dhamtari, Bilaspur,  Bilaspur.Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir Imposes Complete Restrictions On Non-Essential Movements During Weekends | Check Guidelines Here

The authorities have declared Raipur a containment zones as the city is the worst-hit by COVID-19 and has been reporting nearly 1,000 cases per day. An order issued by Raipur Collector S Bharathi Dasan said that to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, it has become necessary to declare the entire district (Raipur) a containment zone. Also Read - Omicron Symptoms List: These Are The 2 Most Reported Symptoms in Omicron Patients

Inter-district borders in Raipur will remain sealed during the lockdown period. All offices including Central, state and semi government will remain shut. Social gatherings are also restricted. Also Read - Travel Predictions 2022: How Technology Can Boost Travel in COVID Times And Why Travellers Want Automatic Suggestions on Safe Places to Travel

Speaking to reporters, an official informed that medical shops will be allowed to function, however, commercial establishments, including grocery shops will be closed. Milk shops will be open in 2 shifts —6:00 AM-8:00 AM; 5:00 PM-6:30 PM.

Petrol pumps have been directed to provide fuel only to government vehicles and private vehicles engaged essential activities.

The state’s tally of coronavirus has reached 86,183 and death toll soared to 677. Earlier on Sunday, the state had reported 1,949 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths.  The day also saw 921 people getting discharge from various hospitals following their recovery, while 651 patients completed their home isolation, taking the tally of recoveries to 47,653. The state now has 37,853 active cases.

Chhattisgarh has recorded over 67,500 COVID-19 cases in the last one month, said reports.