Noida, Ghaziabad shut schools, extend night curfew timings due to rising COVID-19 cases
Uttar Pradesh recorded 992 new coronavirus infections, of which, the highest cases were found in Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar.
New Delhi: In order to control the spread of COVID-19, the Yogi Adityanath-led government has closed all schools up to Class 10 and extended the night curfew timings in all the districts including Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad.
In an order on Tuesday (January 4, 2022), the Uttar Pradesh government closed all schools up to Class 10 till January 15.
The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
#UPCM श्री @myogiadityanath जी ने आज लोक भवन, लखनऊ में कोविड-19 के संबंध में गठित समितियों के अध्यक्षों के साथ बैठक की।
मुख्यमंत्री जी ने बैठक में कोविड की रोकथाम के लिए अधिकारियों को आवश्यक दिशा-निर्देश दिए। pic.twitter.com/adLp7Ab4ux — CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) January 4, 2022
The order also stated that in the districts where the number of coronavirus active cases exceeds 1,000, not more than 100 people will be allowed at marriage ceremonies and other events. It is, however, noteworthy that no UP district currently has more than 1,000 coronavirus infections.
व्यापक जनहित को दृष्टिगत रखते हुए जिन जनपदों में एक्टिव केस की न्यूनतम संख्या अगर 1,000 से अधिक हो जाए तो वहां जिम, स्पा, सिनेमाहॉल, बैंक्वेट हॉल, रेस्तरां आदि सार्वजनिक स्थलों को 50 फीसदी क्षमता के साथ संचालित किया जाए: #UPCM श्री @myogiadityanath जी — CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) January 4, 2022
The order also said that public places like gyms, spas, cinema halls, banquet halls and restaurants will operate at 50 per cent capacity.
The night curfew will now be imposed from 10 pm to 6 am from January 6.
Presently, the night curfew is being implemented from 11 pm to 5 am.
No need to panic: Yogi Adityanath
The CM informed that genome sequencing has confirmed 23 cases of the Omicron variant in the state.
He also directed that it should be made mandatory for devotees coming to Prayagraj Magh Mela to produce a negative RT-PCR test report, which should not be older than 48 hours.
आस्था के अप्रतिम प्रतीक 'प्रयागराज माघ मेला' में आने वाले श्रद्धालुओं के लिए 48 घंटे पूर्व की कोविड RT-PCR निगेटिव रिपोर्ट की अनिवार्यता लागू की जाए।
कल्पवासियों सहित सभी श्रद्धालुओं की सुविधा का पूरा ध्यान रखा जाए: #UPCM श्री @myogiadityanath जी pic.twitter.com/cynGolVtmg— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) January 4, 2022
The chief minister said there is no need to panic.
"Alertness and caution are needed. People should be encouraged to wear masks, take vaccine and practice social distancing. This is the best first aid measure," he said.
992 new COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh recorded 992 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and the number of active cases in the state has now increased to 3,173. The highest 174 cases were found in Ghaziabad, followed by 165 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 150 in Lucknow and 102 in Meerut.
No fatality was reported in the state in the past 24 hours and the death toll currently stands at 22,916.