Coronavirus: Lockdown in 16 UP districts! Is your city affected? Check full list of cities
In the view of spurt in coronavirus cases, sixteen districts of Uttar Pradesh have been put under a lock down till Wednesday.
In the view of spurt in coronavirus cases, sixteen districts of Uttar Pradesh have been put under a lock down till Wednesday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday told reporters in Gorakhpur that 16 districts in the state will be under lockdown in the first phase. The lockdown will continue till Wednesday, he said, appealing to people to stay in their homes. In a late night order, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said Pilibhit has also been added to the list of districts that will be shutdown in the first phase.
The state has reported 27 coronavirus cases so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Here is the full list of districts under lockdown in Uttar Pradesh:-
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Barring essential services, all government offices, educational institutes, autonomous bodies, business establishments, private offices, malls, shops, factories, godowns and public transport will remain closed in these districts, the state government said.
The government will time to time evaluate the situation and redefine the essential services, Principal Secretary Medical, Health and Family Welfare Amit Mohan Prasad said.
The chief minister asked people to avoid unnecessary gathering at public places. "We are standing at a juncture where even a slight laxity can prove to be harmful," he said.
Adityanath said officials of the police and district administration would patrol these districts. "We will review the situation tomorrow. If any family needs anything in emergency, 112 service of the state police will be available," he added.
He said the districts where the lockdown has been enforced are those where coronavirus cases have been reported. "These districts will be thoroughly sanitised. Cleanliness drives are already going on for the last three days," the chief minister said.
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