New Delhi: At this time of coronavirus lockdown, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to help the migrant workers and students in the state amid the lockdown. Also Read - Man Walks 200 KMs From Delhi to Reach Madhya Pradesh But Dies in Agra

In the letter, he said that the migrant workers and students in the state cannot be left in destitute. “We have to come forward promptly to help them,” he said. Also Read - BSF Officer, Posted at Quarantine Centre in Madhya Pradesh, Tests Positive; Wife With Travel History to UK Isolated

The development comes after the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh jumped to 65, with 18 more COVID-19 patients being reported in the state on Tuesday. As per updates, this is highest number of coronavirus cases found in a day in the state. Moreover, five deaths have also been reported in the state till date. Also Read - Chandrakant Pandit Appointed Madhya Pradesh Coach

Out of the total 65 coronavirus cases in the state, 44 have been reported from Indore, eight from Jabalpur, five from Ujjain, four from Bhopal and two each in Shivpuri and Gwalior.

Meanwhile, the Bhopal district administration has divided the city into four zones with an effort to implement the lockdown effectively.

In another development, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said his government is taking all steps to deal with coronavirus in the state.

“We are ensuring that people follow isolation, social distancing and remain in their houses only, and for that a 21 -day lockdown was announced. We will soon control the situation in Indore, where a three-day complete lockdown is being enforced,” Chouhan said.

After interacting with a Bhopal-based girls’ hostel inmates who were stranded after the lockdown, he urged everyone to follow the lockdown for their own safety.

“The awareness level of people of Indore is very high and they have proved it by getting the cleanliness award in the country for three times in a row…I assure them that they will not face much difficulty but the three-day lockdown is necessary and therefore it is a total lockdown for three days,” he said.