UP: More relaxation to be given in corona curfew from June 21, restaurants and malls to open

Corona’s speed stopped in UP, 340 new cases found

Lucknow, 15th June: Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) ‘Information’ Navneet Sehgal said on Tuesday that in view of the improving conditions of Covid-19 transmission, further relaxation in corona curfew will be given from June 21.

Sehgal apprised that night corona curfew will be effective from 7 AM to 9 PM the next day. Restaurants and malls will be opened with 50 percent capacity with compliance with the Covid protocol. Permission will also be given to operate parks, street food etc. Setting up of Covid help desks at these places will be mandatory. The Chief Minister has said that detailed guidelines regarding the new system should be issued in time.

In Uttar Pradesh, the speed of corona has become negligible due to the mantra of tracing, testing and treatment of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The situation of coronavirus pandemic across the state is becoming more controlled with every day. The virus has now weakened, but the risk of infection still remains.

He said that in the last 24 hours, 2, 57, 135 corona samples were tested. In the same period, 340 new cases of infection have been reported and 1,104 patients have become free from corona infection.

He told further earlier, on March 12, there was almost a similar situation. At present 7,221 cases are active. The overall positivity rate was only 0.1% in the last 24 hours, while the recovery rate has gone up to 98.3 percent. So far 5 crore 38 lakh sample tests have been done in the state. Amidst the corona epidemic, so far 16 lakh 73 thousand people of the state have become free from Covid-19 disease.

He said that in the meeting held with the Chief Minister on Tuesday with the 9 team, it was told that the coming few months are sensitive in view of the health of the children. The rainy season is starting. There is a possibility of increasing the problem of communicable diseases, dengue, encephalitis, chikungunya etc. Experts have also expressed the fear of a third wave of Covid-19. In such a situation, all necessary arrangements are being made for the health safety of the children.

“Parents also need to take special precautions. Along with ‘Dastak’ campaign for the prevention of encephalitis, special awareness campaigns should be conducted to prevent communicable diseases,” he added.

Chief Minister Yogi has given instructions to ensure adequate availability of useful pulse oximeters for children, he told that our MSME units can cooperate well towards manufacturing of Child Pulse Oximeter. Efforts should be started in this direction by the concerned department by contacting the MSME units.

Chief Minister Yogi has said that information about the health of children should be obtained by contacting the beneficiaries through the CM Helpline and a special campaign for door-to-door distribution of medical kits for children should be conducted smoothly.

He said that earlier free medicine kits would be distributed to more than 50 lakh children. Children below the age of 18 years with symptoms of Covid-19 have been divided into four categories (0-1 years, 1-5 years, 5-12 years and 12-18 years). Different types of medicine kits have been prepared for each category.

The Chief Minister informed that the process of providing vaccine-covers to the people of the state is underway smoothly to protect against Covid infection.

In the last 14 days, 51 lakh people have received vaccine cover. In the last 24 hours, 4, 33, 857 people were vaccinated. So far more than 02 crore 35 lakh vaccine doses have been administered. Whereas, the target is to vaccinate 100 million people by the end of August. There is a need to intensify the vaccination campaign.

Chief Minister Yogi informed that the process of construction of expressway is going on in full swing in the state. There is a need for a trauma centre along the expressway to provide prompt medical aid in case of a road accident on the expressway. First of all, a fully equipped trauma centre should be established on Lucknow-Agra Expressway. Thereafter, similar efforts should be made on other expressways in a phased manner.

He said that the situation of Covid infection in the state is under control. The situation is returning to normal, but it has to be understood that the virus has weakened, not gone. A little carelessness can increase the infection again. Everyone should include the practice of covid prevention like masks, sanitization, social distancing in their lifestyle. Get out of the house only if it is very necessary. Avoid the crowd. The police force remained active.

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