UP CM Yogi Adityanath beats COVID-19, tests negative
The chief minister had isolated himself on April 13 after some officials he came in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said he has tested negative for COVID-19. The chief minister had isolated himself on April 13 after some officials he came in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.
He tested positive the next day. "Due to your good wishes and doctors' care, I have tested negative for coronavirus. I thank you all for your cooperation and good wishes for me," Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi.
During his over two-week isolation, the chief minister carried on his work virtually.
On Thursday, 35,156 new coronavirus cases have been found in the state. While 258 deaths have been reported in a day.
Meanhile, UP received its 5th Oxygen Express carrying 76.29 MT of liquid medical oxygen today in 5 tankers, according to Ministry of Railways.
Full lockdown in Uttar Pradesh
Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh will go under complete lockdown starting April 30 evening till 7 am on 4 May, news agency ANI reported. "Lockdown in the state will now remain imposed from Friday evenings to 7 am on Tuesdays. The decision has been taken in the wake of COVID19 situation," ANI tweeted.
On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said thatretired doctors and para-medical staff can be roped in to increase manpower in hospitals. "Many of those who had emerged victorious in the battle against COVID-19 are willing to serve the patients. In this context, in order to increase the manpower at hospitals, experiences of retired doctors, lab technicians and para-medical staff along with retired personnel of the armed forces can be availed," he said at a virtual high-level review meeting.
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