Madhya Pradesh Lockdown News: As a measure of precaution in Madhya Pradesh, the district administration on Monday imposed Section 144 in Barwani district and banned taking selfies near water bodies in the area. Also Read - Rahat Indori Passes Away Due to Cardiac Arrest After Testing Positive For COVID-19 At 70

The development comes after police had to rescue two girls in Chindwara, who got stuck in Pench river while taking selfies last week. Also Read - Unlock 3.0 in Gurugram: Worship in Religious Places Allowed From Tomorrow | Read Here

On July 24, two girls in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district were rescued by police after they were trapped on a rock in the middle of Pench river while clicking selfies. Also Read - Bhutan Announces Its First Nationwide Lockdown With 113 Cases as Capital Thimphu Becomes Hotspot

As per updates, a group of six girls from Junnardeo town had gone out for a picnic to the river bank and two girls went in the middle of the rock for taking a selfie. But soon the two girls were trapped as the water started to rise in the river.

Madhya Pradesh on Sunday witnessed its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 874 people tested positive for the infection, including 205 in capital Bhopal, taking the state’s count to 27,800.

The death toll rose by 12 during the day to reach 811, with four being reported from Bhopal, two from Raisen and one each from Indore, Sagar, Mandsaur, Dhar, Betul and Datia.

Of the fresh cases reported, Bhopal recorded 205, followed by 149 in Indore and 33 in Jabalpur. A total of 644 persons were discharged after recovery on Sunday.

Indore now has 6,858 cases, including 304 deaths, Bhopal has 5,314 with 158 deaths, while the caseload is 1,005 in Jabalpur.