Coronavirus hotspots sealed in Uttar Pradesh till April 15, masks mandatory
New Delhi : 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh, tagged as hotspots of coronavirus, have been sealed till April 15, the state Chief secretary said today. The sealing will begin from midnight, the officer said, assuring that 100 per cent home delivery of essential items will take place in these areas.
The list includes Lucknow, Gautam Buddh Nagar which includes the industrial township of Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Agra, Shamli and Saharanpur.
The state government has said they will soon make an official announcement that anybody who will step out from the house will have to mandatorily wear a mask or cover his face with a cloth.
Uttar Pradesh has so far seen 326 cases of coronavirus, three patients have died and 21 have recovered.
The announcement by the Yogi Adiyanath government comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with the state leaders and hinted that the ban is likely to be extended.
Awanish Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, said: "When we open the lockdown it will be after we have ensured that the state is corona free. If even one corona positive person is left, it will be very difficult to open the lockdown and that is why it may take time."