In the wake of a massive surge in COVID-19, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday announced weekend lockdown in all its urban centres, ANI reported. The restriction will come into effect on Friday at 6 pm and will be lifted at 6 am on Monday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said. 

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The CM further said that for the cities that are witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, appropriate action will be taken after the meeting of the crisis management group. Containment zones will be made in big cities, Singh said. 

On Wednesday, the state had announced a night curfew in all urban areas from 10 pm to 6 am from Thursday onwards. A seven-day complete lockdown has been imposed in Chhindwara district, starting from 8 pm on Thursday. On Wednesday, a two-day complete lockdown was imposed in Shajapur city.

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As per a tally by news agency PTI, the state has recorded 318,014 COVID-19 cases and 4,086 deaths.