The Uttar Pradesh government, on Sunday 12 July, announced that the state will continue with lockdown during weekends to stop the spread of COVID-19.
This come after actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan announced late on Saturday that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have informed all the concerned authorities. Senior Bachchan also said he has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital.
Meanwhile, India recorded 28,637 new cases in 24 hours, according to the health ministry's data on Sunday.
- As cases in India crossed 8 lakh, several states observed complete lockdown during the weekend
- The drug controller of India, cleared Itolizumab, a drug used to cure skin ailment psoriasis, for “restricted emergency use” to treat COVID-19 patients
UP to Continue with Lockdown on Weekends
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi, on Sunday, 12 July, said the lockdown on weekends will continue in the state to stop the spread of COVID-19. UP had imposed a 55-hour-long lockdown starting from 10 PM on 10 July to 5 AM on Monday, 13 July.
India Reports Over 28K COVID-19 Cases, 551 Deaths in the Last 24 Hours
According to date by Ministry of Health, India recorded 28,637 COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,49,553 including 29,22,58 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated and 22,674 deaths, as per the Ministr
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