Rising Corona cases: UP Govt makes masks mandatory in Lucknow, Noida
Lucknow: In view of the rising coronavirus infection cases bordering states; the Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed Team-09 to remain alert. He also made wearing masks mandatory in public places in the state's districts of NCR region, including Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad and Hapur, as well as in the capital Lucknow.
The cases of corona virus infection are increasing continuously in some states bordering Uttar Pradesh. Its influence has also increased in NCR districts of Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad. For the past few days, cases are increasing continuously here. In the last 24 hours, 65 new infections have been found in Gautam Budh Nagar and 20 in Ghaziabad. Along with this, 10 new positives have also been confirmed in Lucknow. CM Yogi has instructed that the situation in all these areas should be closely monitored.
Along with this, the CM has also directed that masks should be made mandatory in all public places in the capital Lucknow along with Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Bulandshahr and Baghpat districts of NCR. In these districts, the people left out from vaccination should be identified and vaccinated. Along with this, the public address system should be used effectively everywhere. Immediate testing of symptomatic people should be done.
CM said that only the Omicron variant of Covid19 has been confirmed during genome sequencing of samples of patients found to be Covid positive in NCR. According to experts, it is possible that the number of cases will increase but there will be no situation of hospitalization or the patient becoming very serious. People should follow the covid protocol like earlier along with necessary monitoring. At present, the total number of active cases in UP is 695. In the last 24 hours, 115 new corona infections were confirmed in 83 thousand 864 corona tests. In the same period, 29 people have also recovered from it. Yogi emphasized that there is a need to intensify the immunization of children.