Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: Rs 1000 each for 35 lakh workers; New Covid 19 cases in Noida, Moradabad

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttar Pradesh: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that Rs 1000 each will be provided to 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.23 lakh construction workers in the state to help them meet their daily needs in the wake of novel Coronavirus outbreak in Uttar Pradesh. As many as 23 people, including popular Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the state. Out of the total cases, nine people have recovered. Adityanath said that the state has sufficient number of isolation wards to treat novel coronavirus patients.

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister has appealed to people of the state to not panic over coronavirus. "I appeal people to not panic over coronavirus. We’ve sufficient stock of essential commodities and medicines in the state. So please don’t rush to shops to buy things and hoard commodities," news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, a new Covid-19 positive case has been reported in Noida Sector 74 today. According to ANI, a person tested positive for Coronavirus in Supertech Capetown society located in sector 74. Gautam Budh Nagar DM BN Singh has ordered sealing of the society premises from today till March 23 and residents of the society ordered to remain at their residence.

  • A 19-year-old girl, who returned from France five days back, has been tested positive for Covid_19 in Moradabad. She has now been put under isolation, ANI reported: District Chief Medical Officer MC Garg as saying.
  • Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has been tested negative for Covid19, said Dr Sudhir Singh, in-charge of the isolation ward at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University. The minister had come in contact with singer Kanika Kapoor.

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Janata Curfew on Sunday

Adityanath has urged residents of the state to observe ‘Janata curfew’ call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We all must adhere to ‘Janata curfew’ called by the Prime Minister. All metro rail, state and city bus services in the state to remain closed tomorrow (Sunday)," the CM said.

Meanwhile, Lucknow Police said that they have formed 14 teams with 10 members each to tackle the problem of Covid-19 in the state capital.

A state of panic struck people in the state yesterday when ‘Baby Doll’ fame singer Kanika Kapoor was tested positive for Covid-19. She had reportedly attended several parties in Lucknow and also visited Kanpur after returning from the United Kingdom 11 days ago. Kapoor had stayed at the Taj Hotel in Lucknow and attended several functions in the city, ANI reported. Police have booked for negligence.

On Friday, Yogi Adityanath government decided to sanitize Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow and urban areas of the state. Police have been directed to ensure there is no crowd of more than 5-7 people anywhere across the state.