In Chhattisgarh, the lockdown has been extended in all 28 districts for ten days to break the chain of the spread of COVID infection. However, some relaxations have also been given in this fourth phase of lockdown in the state. AIR correspondent reports that the Chhattisgarh government has made two categories of the districts on the basis of number of corona infection cases. In the first category, there are 26 districts, where the pace of corona infection has not slowed down. These include all seven districts of tribal Bastar division.
The lockdown will continue vigorously in these districts. In the bordering districts of the state, along with strict monitoring of people coming from other states, health check-ups will be done. In these districts, some relaxation has been given in the fourth phase of the lockdown, such as shops of agricultural products as well as shops of grocery items, poultry and dairy products can be opened. But, fruits and vegetables vendors will only be allowed for home delivery.
Meanwhile in Raipur and Durg districts, where the situation is improving, some additional relaxations will be given like stationery and vehicle repairing shops have been allowed to open.
In all the districts of the state, during the fourth phase of lockdown, there will be a complete ban on the opening of markets, malls, clubs, coaching institutes, school-colleges, religious places, gyms, parks, tourist places and liquor shops. Hotels and restaurants will only be allowed home delivery. The entry of public into government offices will be restricted during the lockdown.