Coronavirus: Parts of 15 UP districts to be sealed, govt to ensure supplies

Doctors wearing protective suits as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus check patients outside an isolation ward at Govt. Medical College hospital in Jammu
Uttar Pradesh will seal parts of 15 districts most affected by the coronavirus from Wednesday midnight till April 15, the state’s top civil servant said today.

The parts sealed are "hotspots"—places reporting high number of coronavirus cases.

Only home delivery and medical teams will be allowed during the seal-off, said, R K Tiwari, Chief Secretary of the state. The government assures 100 per cent home delivery of essential items in these areas, he said.

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

 

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



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