UP: In view of festivals, focus testing drive to run across state again

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Lucknow, 23 October: The Uttar Pradesh government has given instructions to take special vigilance regarding Corona. To prevent the spread of infection during festivals, focus testing will be done in the state.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, during the team-9 meeting here on Saturday, has directed the officials to conduct a special campaign of focus testing for 10 to 12 days in view of the festivals. This will help keep the infection at bay. Sensitivity, vigilance and caution towards COVID protocol should be maintained as before.

The Chief Minister said that due to continuous efforts, effective control of Covid has been maintained in Uttar Pradesh. There are only 94 corona active cases in the state with a population of 24 crores. There is not a single active case in 42 districts.

β€œIn the testing of one lakh 74 thousand 160 samples done in the last 24 hours, only 13 newly infected patients were found in seven districts while four patients recovered and were discharged. So far, 16 lakh 87 thousand 89 people of the state have recovered from corona infection,” Yogi said.

So far, more than 12 crore 44 lakh 49 thousand Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the state. Nine crore 54 lakh people have received the first dose while more than two crore 90 lakh people have received both the doses of the vaccine. Thus, more than 19.68 per cent people are fully vaccinated. 64.75 percent of the people have got at least one dose.

Instructing the officers, the Chief Minister said that there is a need to intensify the vaccination by making a continuous dialogue with the Government of India (GOI) to maintain the availability of the vaccine.

He said that special vigilance should be taken in the viral affected districts including dengue, cholera, diarrhea and malaria. Teams of specialist doctors have reached Etah, Mainpuri and Kasganj. This team of experts will guide the local doctors. Arrangements have been made in all hospitals for the treatment of unwell people. Continuous monitoring of the health of every patient should be done by improving surveillance. Continue the work of extensive sanitation, sanitization and fogging for rescue. Monitoring committees need to be activated.

Amroha, Auraiya, Badaun, Baghpat, Ballia, Balrampur, Barabanki, Basti, Bahraich, Bijnor, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Etah, Etawah, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hardoi, Hathras, Jhansi, Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Kasganj, Kaushambi, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur-Kheri, Lalitpur, Maharajganj, Mahoba, Mainpuri, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Rampur, Sant Kabirnagar, Shamli, Shravasti, Sitapur, Sonbhadra and Unnao districts do not have a single COVID patient. These districts are free from Kovid infection today.