BHOPAL: In terms of corona cases, the state capital has returned to the situation prevailing two months ago. There were 425 cases on March 25. The number was 433 on May 25.
To bring down the number of cases, the administration had to place the state under corona curfew for one and a half months. Despite the long haul of lockdown, the situation arising out of the second wave of the pandemic is still not under control. As far as the number of corona cases goes, the state capital is on number two after Indore.
The number of corona cases began to increase from March 5 when more than 100 cases came to light. The cases continued to spiral after that. As the number of cases increased on March 19, the city was put under lockdown only on Sundays.
From April 8, the city was kept under lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays. As that failed to check the number of patients, the entire state has been placed under corona curfew since April 12.
According to medical experts, the situation is returning to normal only because of the lockdown. The city will take a fortnight to return to normal. The administration plans to unlock the city only after sifting through all the aspects of the situation arising out of the second wave of the pandemic.
Even after that, the city will remain under lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays.
The chief minister and his Cabinet colleagues have agreed to put the city under lockdown on those two days in June.