Lucknow: Important decisions were taken to prevent the spread of corona virus at a meeting of the Council of Ministers held here today under the chairmanship of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The Chief Minister has appealed to the people of the state to avoid going to crowded places. The state government has directed to close all educational institutions by April 2 . Instructions have also been given to postpone all types of examinations, including competitive examinations, till April 2, 2020.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government will provide free treatment to patients suffering from Corona virus and whatever expenditure will be incurred on it will bear by the State Government. Also, there will be no deduction in the salary of personnel during their leave. The state government has directed to keep all tourist places and museums closed till 31 March. During this time there will be cleanliness, but the entry of tourists will be prohibited. Instructions have also been given to close all theaters, multiplexes. Tehsil Day, Samadhan Divas and Janta Darshan will also be closed till April 2, 2020.
The Chief Minister has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister for the purpose of providing fixed funds for the maintenance of daily laborers. The committee includes Agriculture Minister and Labour Minister as members. This committee will submit its report in 03 days. The government will send a fixed amount of wages to daily wage laborers through RTGS, so that the workers’ families can be maintained.
The Chief Minister has directed all the district officials of the state to communicate with the managers of religious places and religious leaders in their district and to make people aware of Corona. The officials of the Gram Panchayats and the Urban Development Department have been instructed to ensure cleanliness.
The Chief Minister said that private and government employees in the state have been exempted from biometric attendance. Along with this, he has also given instructions that possible employees should work from home. During this time his salary will be paid.