Coronavirus COVID 19 Jabalpur - Madhya Pradesh City Claims Major Success In Breaking COVID-19 Chain
With no new coronavirus cases in the last 12 days, local authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur have claimed a major success in breaking the COVID-19 infection cycle at the local transmission level.
Located about 300 km from Bhopal, Jabalpur was the first to report not one but four of the first coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh.
A jeweller, his wife and teenage daughter who returned from Dubai and a student who returned from Germany had tested positive for the deadly virus on March 20.
The very next day, the local administration declared a total lockdown in the city of over 20 lakh people.
Collector Bharat Yadav gave instructions to track down every single person that the four patients had come in contact with since arriving in Madhya Pradesh.
The entire police and intelligence network was mobilized and primary contacts of the four patients were traced on the same night not only in Jabalpur, but as far as 132 km away in Mandla.