UP Govt should consider to impose lockdown for 2-3 weeks in most-affected districts: HC
Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh government to consider imposing a complete lockdown for two-three weeks in the most-affected districts .
The Court has also asked government to ramp up tracking, testing & treatment facilities.
#COVID19: Allahabad High Court directs UP govt to consider imposing a complete lockdown for two-three weeks in the most-affected districts, asks govt to ramp up tracking, testing & treatment facilities. pic.twitter.com/y6Y4BsfNtz
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In last 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh has reported 18,021 new COVID19 cases and 85 deaths. Where as 3,474 recoveries are recorded in the last 24 hours; UP has total 95,980 active cases.
According to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, “In Uttar Pradesh, from average 89 cases a day it has increased to 10,000 cases a day. The average daily RT-PCR tests are around 45 to 44%, so they also need to be ramped up. The weekly positivity is below 5%, i.e. 4.84% but it is showing a rising trend.”