A fire broke out in a medical store in Jabalpur city, Madhya Pradesh on night of April 17. The incident took place on the Rani Tal Chauraha. Fire tenders were present on the spot to douse the flames. Police suspect short circuit as the reason behind the fire in the medical store which sells both allopathic and ayurvedic medicines. Fire was later brought under control.
Two youth accused of theft, taken to jail on foot from hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur on April 12. After producing in Court, police got them tested for COVID-19 in which one of the thieves tested positive. GRP official said, "Got them tested after producing in Court and one's report came positive. Our vehicle broke down hence we had to take them to jail on foot."
While addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on March 24, the Secretary the Union Health ministry, Rajesh Bhushan, spoke about the two states of India which are of grave concern in terms of recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Bhushan said, "Two states are of grave concern that have shown a recent surge in cases-Maharashtra, that reported more than 28,000 cases in the last 24 hours and Punjab, that is reporting huge number of cases in proportion to its population." "Besides them, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are of concern too. Gujarat reporting around 1,700 cases daily and MP around 1500 cases. Most cases in Gujarat concentrated in Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. In MP, it is concentrated in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Betul," he added.