In spite of Allahabad High Court's directions No lockdown in UP –UP Government

[Edited By: Vijay]

Tuesday, 20th April , 2021 11:20 am

In spite of Allahabad High Court's directions to shut down the capital city of Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur, and Gorakhpur till April 26, the Uttar Pradesh govt. has said that no lockdown will be imposed amid the rising cases of the Covid-19.

PM Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Monday discussing the efforts his government has taken to control the Covid spread. Upon PM's asking, Yogi assured that the govt. is working full force to control the coronavirus.

'The state government is working with full commitment to control coronavirus infections and a strategy is being worked on for extensive testing, tracking and tracking of continuous supply of oxygen along with the availability of ICU beds for prevention of Covid-19,' Adityanath said in an official statement.

Earlier the CMO had stated that there is no need to impose a complete lockdown as a weekend lockdown is sufficient to curb the spread.

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 Navneet Sehgal, additional chief secretary, also said that the state government will not impose a complete lockdown in the cities but put in strict restrictions,

Meanwhile, the UP govt listed a number of steps to tackle the coronavirus crisis without going into a lockdown.

Uttar Pradesh recorded a record high of 28,287 Covid-19 cases on Monday pushing the total Covid tally in the state to 879,831, with the number of Covid deaths amounting to 167.

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