Lucknow, December 24
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday issued orders to take strict measures, including a statewide night curfew, from December 25 in view of the rise in COVID cases in several states.
A senior official said here that the corona virus night curfew will be in force from 11 pm to 5 am.
Presiding over a high-level meeting, the Chief Minister also directed officials to limit the number of people attending events like marriages to 200. These events will have to follow the COVID-19 guidelines, and the organizers will have to inform the local authorities about these, the official said.
Adityanath also asked officials to ensure that all traders follow the “no mask, no goods” policy at their establishments, he said.
Masks should be made mandatory for everyone on the streets or in the markets. The officer said that the police should patrol continuously to ensure that the guidelines are followed.
Adityanath directed officials to ensure that people coming to Uttar Pradesh from other states or abroad are traced and tested and extra vigil is maintained at buses, railway stations and airports.
The senior official said he asked those coming from outside the state to keep a close watch on their health after testing them, and if necessary, admit them to hospitals or be quarantined.
Monitoring committees have done a commendable job in coronavirus management in the past, and instructions have been issued to reactivate them in villages and urban wards, he said.
The Chief Minister said that in view of the possibility of a third wave of Kovid-19, the state had made systematic preparations in the past, which needs to be re-examined. He said that the facilities available in all government and private medical institutions of the state should be closely examined and Kovid Help Desk and Day Care Center should be activated in industrial units.
The situation in the state is under control at present. In the last 24 hours, more than 1.91 lakh samples were tested and forty nine new cases of infection were confirmed.
In the same period, 12 people have recovered from the infection taking the total number of active cases in the state to 266. The official said that there are no Kovid patients in 37 districts. PTI