Meanwhile, chief minister Adityanath has called for the audit of ventilators in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the state. He reviewed the law and order situation and solicited the support of the people in reducing the ‘disease load’ before any decision on lifting the
is taken, UP additional chief secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi said.
The number of coronavirus patients in UP has now touched 410 across 40 districts. (Photo -Dalip Kumar)
The UP Police have lodged 12,236 first information reports (FIRs) and booked some 40,000 persons under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for defying the lockdown
provisions contained in the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
More than 12 million vehicles have been checked and fines totalling Rs 5.61 crore imposed on offenders, Awasthi said.
He added that the state had facilitated the reopening of 4,555 industrials units so far, while 26,644 entities had paid salaries for March amounting to Rs 330 crore during the lockdown.
The government has paid 1.13 million daily wage earners an amount of Rs 1,000 each to compensate for loss of employment. About 580,000 labourers in urban and rural areas had also been paid Rs 1,000 each, Awasthi added.
The state also is ramping up the supply of food items and milk. Yesterday, total milk procurement in UP stood at 4.8 million litres, of which 3.4 million litres was distributed to consumers at their doorsteps by over 18,000 delivery vans, while the rest was used for milk powder.
The government has allowed nearly 21,000 provision stores to make home delivery of domestic consumables. Nearly 2,750 community kitchens have been set up by private and government entities to feed the needy.