Covid-19 surge: Uttar Pradesh shuts schools, colleges, coaching till April 30
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has clarified that the pre-scheduled exam will continue. Staff can be called for necessary work in the office.
Due to the increasing case of Corona, orders have been given to close all schools, colleges, and coaching from class 1 to 12 in the state till April 30. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has clarified that the pre-scheduled exam will continue. Staff can be called for necessary work in the office. The state government had earlier asked all schools to keep their classes one to eight closed till April 11.
Earlier on Saturday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had directed to immediately arrange at least 2000 ICU beds in the capital Lucknow in view of the increasing threat of Covid19. After this, in a week, it has been asked to arrange 2000 thousand extra Covid beds. The Chief Minister has directed the DM to double the number of about 48 government ambulances available in the city, along with ensuring continuous supply of oxygen to all the Covid hospitals in the district.
Uttar Pradesh imposes fresh restrictions on religious places
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday (April 10) put a cap on the number of people entering a religious place at a time, in the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases. No more than five people will be allowed to enter a religious place at one time in Uttar Pradesh.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officers to ensure that not more than 5 people are permitted to enter a religious place at a time. These new guidelines come before festivals as Navaratri and Ramzan begin soon. Navratri will start on April 14 while Ramzan will fall on April 13.
In Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Varanasi, the state government has permitted only 50 per cent workforce in government and private offices amid surge in coronavirus cases.
Uttar Pradesh recorded 12,787 new cases on Saturday, pushing the state's infection tally to 6,76,739. The active caseload stands at 58,801. While the death toll climbed to 9,085 with 48 more deaths, the health department informed.
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