The district administration has also banned social gatherings (Representational)


Restrictions on assembly and a night curfew have been imposed in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district, 450 kilometres from Bhopal, to prevent an upsurge in daily coronavirus figures. The decision was taken as the district lies on the border with Maharashtra, which has been recording over 5,000 daily cases for the last several days.

The district administration, in a circular, announced a ban on assembly of five or more people. Announcing a night curfew, it said no movement of people and vehicles will be permitted from 10 PM to 6 AM, except in emergency situations.


The district administration has also banned social gatherings. It said for any kind of social gatherings, prior permission from competent authority will be required.

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