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Panchayat representatives to lead the war against Coronavirus in rural Madhya Pradesh, says Shivraj

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BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the war against Corona continues and as the virus has reached villages, the battle cannot be won without the cooperation of Panch-Sarpanch, Janpad and Zila Panchayat representatives.

In this war, the Panchayat representatives are the commanders of their respective regions. All representatives will have to work with the goal of freeing their village and state of Corona by May 31, by extending every possible support in Corona curfew, Kill Corona Campaign, testing, medical kit distribution and vaccination.

Chouhan was addressing the panchayat representatives of rural areas from his residence regarding Covid-19 control strategy through video conferencing. Chief Minister said that as many as 78 thousand 268 tests were conducted yesterday, of which only 4 thousand 384 people have tested positive. The number of active cases is continuously decreasing.

"Yesterday, this number was 4 thousand 300, while 9 thousand 405 persons recovered. The state’s positivity rate is 5.6 percent. We have to keep in mind that this fight is long, so there is no time to be careless. Our state has gone through difficult times. Hospitals were flooded with Corona outbreaks, oxygen was not available", he said.

Chouhan said that precaution must be taken every day in the time to come. Corona curfew should be followed in every village. Every person coming from outside the village should be tested, and those who test positive, should be treated promptly. There was no crowd for procurement, tendu patta collection and patta submission.

Special care should be taken in infected villages. Care should be taken to prevent Corona infection in MNREGA works and activities like weddings etc. that invite crowds should be avoided till May 31. It should be ensured that the Kill -Corona Campaign teams must go door to door and provide medical kits to every person affected by cold and cough. Corona positive persons should be placed in home isolation or in a Covid Care Center as required.