Hotspots Across 15 Districts In UP Sealed Due To COVID-19 Transmission Threat
Among them are Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Lucknow, Agra, Shamli, Saharanpur, Kanpur, Sitapur, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Basti, Firozabad and Varanasi. UP Chief Secretary RK Tiwari said that in these districts, movement of only home delivery and medical teams will be allowed.
Several states are in favour of extending the lockdown due to the growing risks posed by the coronavirus. In a Cabinet meeting, the Uttarakhand government has passed a proposal to extend the lockdown and sent it to the Central government. Amid this, after an all-party meeting, PM Modi has also indicated that the lockdown might be extended. It’s being said that PM Modi will review the situation after a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states on April 11 and a decision on ending the lockdown or extending it will be taken after that. At the moment, the number of coronavirus cases across the country is increasing. After 773 new cases came to light in the last 24 hours, the total number of patients has crossed the 5,000 mark. So far, there have also been 149 deaths in the country due to the coronavirus.
#RKTiwari, #UttarPradesh Chief Secretary says scores of hotspots across 15 districts in the state which are most affected by #COVID_19 are to be sealed and only #homedelivery and medical teams will be allowed to prevent #communityspread#CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusIndia pic.twitter.com/f0u9kcQ4WF— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) April 8, 2020