Uttar Pradesh announces complete lockdown on weekends
Uttar Pradesh on Sunday recorded another peak in the daily new cases of novel coronavirus with 1,403 new infection.
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement strict lockdown on weekends in order to stop the spread of coronavirus, PTI quoted a senior official as saying.
“The lockdown on weekends will be implemented from coming Saturday and Sunday especially in crowded areas. The markets and offices will remain closed on these days. However, the banks will remain open,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi said.
The lockdown will remain effective in both urban and rural areas of the state.
On a day when Uttar Pradesh recorded another peak in the daily new cases of novel coronavirus with 1,403 new infection, capital Lucknow recorded 202 new cases – the highest in the state. With this, the state’s caseload has gone up to 35,092. In the past 24 hours, 25 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died, taking the state’s Covid toll to 913.
Lucknow Chief Medical Officer Dr Narendra Agarwal said that the fresh cases in the district have been reported from 41 different spots. “Of these highest 14 are from the Gomti Nagar area, 10 from the district Cantonment area, eight from the DG office, six from Mandi Samiti on Sitapur road, three from the police headquarters in Mahanagar, two from the homeguards headquarter and the other three are doctors of the King George’s Medical University (KGMU).”
(With PTI inputs)