Madhya Pradesh bans movement of buses to and from Maharashtra from March 20 amid rise in COVID cases

The Madhya Pradesh government yesterday announced a ban on the movement of passenger buses to and from Maharashtra from March 20.

AIR correspondent reports that in view of the alarming rise in COVID cases in the neighboring state Maharashtra, state government announced a ban on movement of passenger buses to and from Maharashtra. The restriction will be imposed from March 20. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation with municipal commissioners and district collectors.

The government has already advised officials in border districts to place the passengers arriving from Maharashtra in week-long quarantine. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday reported 917 covid positive cases while the positivity rate increased to 5.0 percent.

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