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Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal reported 190 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Out of these new cases were two CRPF jawans and a female worker from CID headquarters. Three patients each were reported from Hinotiya RAF Campus and RF Campus.

A resident doctor from of Shivaji Nagar also tested positive for COVID-19. Five members of a family in Shivaji Nagar and four members of another family in Naveen Nagar were also infected. Four people infected from EME centre in the city also tested positive.

MPSC Finance, Arera Colony, Riviera Town, Idgah Hills, Katara Hills, Ashoka Garden, Barkheda Pathani and Tulsi Nagar are among the COVID-19 infected areas in Bhopal.

Meanwhile, MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra has said that lockdown will be imposed in Bhopal from July 24 to August 2 in wake of the increasing COVID-19 cases in the city.

"A decision has been taken to implement 10 days lockdown in Bhopal from the night of July 24 to August 2. This decision has been taken in view of the situation of the coronavirus infection in the Madhya Pradesh capital," Mishra tweeted in Hindi.

According to the Madhya Pradesh Health Department, a total of 4,669 COVID-19 cases have been registered in Bhopal so far.

Mishra said that during the lockdown in the state capital, only essential services be allowed to function.

"During the 10-day lockdown in Bhopal, only medicines, milk, vegetables and government ration shops will remain open. Therefore, all the people of Bhopal are requested to make arrangements for the necessary goods in two days. Like the earlier lockdown for commuters, only e-pass will be allowed," he wrote in his second tweet.

"The lockdown will end on the morning of August 4. There will be the availability of essential goods, directions have been given to provide ration to the poor, so there is no need to panic. We all have to work together to control the coronavirus infection," he said in a subsequent tweet.

As per the Union Health Ministry, Madhya Pradesh has a total of 24,095 COVID-19 cases.

(With ANI inputs)

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