District Administration in consultation with the ruling political regime has decided to impose 9 days total lockdown in all urban and municipal jurisdictions of the Raipur district. Lockdown will come in to effect from Friday midnight 12 pm onwards. This time lockdown will be more strict in the district and rarely any exceptions will be given to anyone except for those who are with emergency services or exempted categories.
Drone surveillance along with fix police pickets and heavy police presence everywhere will make sure that no one dares to defy lockdown and any violator found doing so will face sternest and most punitive action. If situation still doesn’t improve, the lockdown duration will be extended by another week. Reasons for imposing lockdown from Friday are to facilitate people to do necessary purchase ahead of lockdown commencement. Lockdown orders are likely to be issued before 12 midnight today. However, chances are that the lockdown order will be issued before midnight today.
Medical stores, emergency services and essential services have been keep out of purview of lockdown. So it is appealed that everyone extend your unprecedented cooperation during this lockdown to break the chain of Corona virus spread to any further deadly extent. Lockdown decision in other major districts will depend on the severity of pandemic spread there and at sole discretion of concerning District Collectors but it’s possibilities cannot be ruled out since cases are on successive rise, informed reliable sources.