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Coronavirus effect: MP Cabinet asks religious leaders to limit religious ceremonies

Madhya Pradesh government will take all possible efforts to stop spread of Novel Corona virus. It was decided at the Cabinet meeting held on Sunday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Kamal Nath... #Limitreligiousceremonies

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government will take all possible efforts to stop spread of Novel Corona virus. It was decided at the Cabinet meeting held on Sunday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

According to the cabinet decision, all schools, colleges, cinema halls, marriage halls, public libraries, water parks, gyms, swimming pools, anganwadis, etc would be closed till further orders. The system of biometric attendance of employees in offices has been closed. All cultural programmes, public programmes, official visits and training programmes have been postponed.

A meeting of peace committees up to block level to be organized to make people aware to stop the spread of Novel Corona virus through local public representatives and religious leaders. Religious leaders have been urged to limit organizing of religious ceremonies. Along with this, legal measures have been taken to stop gatherings of more than 20 people. The state government has told to make additional financial provision besides special preparedness to deal with disaster situation.

Discussion was held on the preventive measures taken against the spread of Novel Corona virus in the state, country and global level following the possibilities of visits of members of the Assembly and others to the capital Bhopal during the Assembly Budget session.

It was informed in the meeting that the World Health Organization is constantly urging the state governments to take proactive steps to stop the spread of this virus. The World Health Organisation has declared Corona Virus pandemic. The situation is being closely reviewed by a high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the Government of India. Quarantine centres have been set up for all Indian people returning from countries affected by this virus. Stringent measures have been taken to cancel the visas of all foreign travellers.

In Parliament, the Union Health Minister has advised against mass programmes and unnecessary travelling. Guidelines have also been issued to allow mass gatherings. States have been advised by the media to make people aware about prevention from Corona.

In the Cabinet meeting it was informed that the state government in Maharashtra has decided to postpone the Assembly session to prevent the spread of Novel Corona virus. All other states are also taking necessary measures to stop the spread of this virus. A package of Rs 200 crores has been announced by the Chief Minister of Odisha in this connection. It was informed that the Delhi government has ordered closure of all schools, colleges and cinema houses from March 12.

The Chhattisgarh government has issued orders to keep public libraries, water parks, gyms and swimming pools closed till further orders. Besides, orders have been circulated to close Anganwadi and mini Anganwadi centers in Chhattisgarh.

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