Lockdown was announced for 10 districts – Bhopal, Jabalpur, Seoni, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Seoni, Betul, Rewa and Gwalior for one to three days.
Narsinghpur has been ordered shut for 14 days.
Jabalpur which witnessed the first positive cases on March 20 evening will remain shut till March 24.
The Madhya Pradesh government on March 22 directed the employees and officials of all its departments to work from home starting Monday till March 31. However, the order does not apply to the departments providing essential and emergency services, like health, police, fire brigade, electricity supply, sanitation.
The School Education Department also asked the teachers to work from home. Earlier, when the schools were ordered to be kept shut, the teachers had been asked to visit their school during the regular duty hours.