BARWANI: Authorities in Barwani have determined to seal the Madhya Pradesh district’s border with neighbouring Maharashtra to check the unfold of coronavirus an infection, an official mentioned on Monday.
The variety of COVID-19 circumstances has been growing in Barwani, district Collector Shivraj Singh Verma advised PTI.
The foremost purpose is that the district shares border with Maharashtra, the place there was a spike in coronavirus an infection, he mentioned.
“Hence, directions have been issued to officers to seal all of the roads on the border adjoining Maharashtra, barring the Agra-Mumbai Road and Khetia Road,” Verma mentioned.
He appealed to folks to following the coronavirus prevention pointers and get vaccinated.
Verma mentioned the district shares 150 to 200-km-long border with Maharashtra.
A lot of folks cross the border day-after-day for work.
To a query, the collector mentioned well being screening of individuals travelling in automobiles and different automobiles on the Agra- Mumbai Road just isn’t attainable due to excessive site visitors on the route.
However, police, well being division and the Barwani administration have been conducting screening at 10 locations within the district.
Thermal screening of travellers is being completed and people discovered with excessive physique temperature and being suggested dwelling quarantine, the official mentioned.
Meanwhile, residents of the district’s Warla and Balwadi villages, situated on the border adjoining Maharashtra, imposed a lockdown on their very own with impact from Monday in a bid to management the unfold of coronavirus an infection.
Balwadi resident Abhay Bihani mentioned the self-imposed lockdown will proceed for the whole week, besides Wednesday when outlets will likely be opened for 2 hours.
On Sunday, 35 new circumstances of coronavirus have been reported in Barwani, elevating the an infection rely within the district to 3,291, as per the state well being bulletin.