Published On: Wed, Apr 8th, 2020

Coronavirus hotspots in 15 most-affected UP districts to be sealed till Apr 15

Lucknow: Coronavirus hotspots in 15 worst-affected districts of Uttar Pradesh will be sealed till April 15 in a bid to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus, state officials said on Wednesday.

UP Chief Secretary R K Tiwari addressing media in Lucknow on Wednesday.

“Districts which have 6 or more cases are Agra, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Kanpur Nagar, Varanasi, Shamli, Meerut, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Basti, Saharanpur, Maharajganj and Sitapur. Lockdown will be observed in the hotspots in these districts,” Additional Chief Secretary, (Home), Awanish Awasthi said.

“All coronavirus hotspots in 15 districts will be completely sealed till April 15 morning. Only home delivery will be allowed. These are places where six and above number of COVID-19 cases have been found,” Director, Information Shishir told ANI.

The state’s Chief Secretary, R K Tiwari, informed that only home delivery and medical teams will be allowed to venture out.

It’s being done to prevent community spread, as numbers are high, Tiwari said.

According to the Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare website, 326 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh, including 21 discharged cases and three deaths.

ANI

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