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CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on withdrawal of covid-19 restrictions in Madhya Pradesh

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced in Bhopal that with immediate effect, all the coronavirus-related restrictions in Madhya Pradesh had been withdrawn.

In a statement, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Covid-19 pandemic in Madhya Pradesh is entirely under control. Hence, the government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to withdraw the restrictions with immediate effect.

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CM Shivraj Chouhan further added that all the social, sports, entertainment, political, cultural, and religious, now can be held with total capacity same as pre-pandemic. However, he still appealed to the public to follow the safety measures.

Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan said that it would still be necessary for government employees, vendors/shopkeepers, and employees of cinema halls to be fully vaccinated and that the audience watching the movies should at least have one dose of anti-corona vaccine.

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In Madhya Pradesh, the Covid-19 situation is entirely under control as on Wednesday, only five cases of covid were detected, and the active cases also fell, numbering to 78, said Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan.

After this announcement, there would be no restriction on the number of people attending marriages, funerals, and religious gatherings. Processions would also be allowed.

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Shopping malls, gyms, yoga centres, swimming pools, restaurants, clubs, and hotels would be allowed to work on the total capacity of staff, and there would be no restrictions on clients/customers. The night curfew has also been withdrawn.

CM Shivraj Chouhan further added that the students of coaching classes, schools, colleges, and staying in hostels too could have total attendance.

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The vendors who have both the doses of anti-covid vaccine would be only allowed to put up stalls at fairs.

In a statement, CM Shivraj Chouhan said that the students above 18 years living in hostels or attending classes in school and colleges must be fully vaccinated, besides the staff at schools and hostels.

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However, the staff in Cinema Halls should be fully vaccinated while the moviegoers are also allowed in the cinema halls if they have had at least one dose of covid vaccine.

He further added that no matter how many restrictions are withdrawn, the public still needs to take safety measures such as maintaining social distance, wearing masks, and using hand sanitisers besides taking the covid vaccine.

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CM Shivraj Chouhan, at last, said that over 91 per cent of people in the state had received their first dose of the covid vaccine while only 47 per cent of people have gone for the second dose. He appealed to the people of the state to cooperate with the health officials and get fully vaccinated.

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