Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take concrete measures to control COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection before resumption of inter-state transport services after lockdown period.
If train, flight and inter-state road transport services are resumed after April 14 in the country, COVID-19 infected persons from other states may come to Chhattisgarh creating many difficulties before the state, Mr Baghel said in a letter to the Prime Minister.
Similar situation is likely to arise in other states too, he added.
According to him number of COVID-19 infected patients in the country was rising steadily.
Number of infected persons is likely to increase further with increase in the number of COVID-19 virus tests, he said.
Mr Baghel requested the Prime Minister that before taking a decision for resumption of inter-state services, concrete measures should be taken after comprehensive discussions to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection in the country.
Mentioning Chhattisgarh in his letter, Mr Baghel said that situation was well under control in the state. Chhattisgarh is one of the four states where lockdown was announced on March 21 after first COVID-19 infected patient was found on March 18, he said.
‘As per your decision, lockdown is in force in the state till April 14. No one has died of COVID-19 in the state so far, nor has anyone been seriously infected with COVID-19 virus.
‘Eight out of 10 infected persons have been discharged from the hospital after recovery’, the letter read.