Lockdown extended in UP due to surge in COVID cases. However, locals paid no heed to it at a fruit and vegetable market in Varanasi. A huge crowd with no social distancing was seen at the market and with no fear of COVID; they went to buy fruits and vegetables. Lockdown has been extended till May 17 in UP.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that lockdown will continue in the national capital in order to curb the spread of virus. Lockdown has been extended by 1 week and will end at 5 am on May 17. "Delhi Metro services will be suspended during this period," said CM Kejriwal.
UP govt started the first phase of vaccination for 18-44 age group in seven districts. CM Yogi Adityanath launching the programme from Avantibai Hospital in Lucknow. He said people above 18 years are being vaccinated for free with priority in seven districts. These districts include Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Kanpur and Meerut. The districts have reported high Covid positivity rates and have high active caseload. At least 85 centres have been dedicated to people above the age of 18 years. So far, over 1.23 crore vaccine doses have been administered to people in the state.
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In Uttarakhand's Hardiwar, lakhs of devotees gathered at Hari Ki Pauri for Ganga Aarti. This comes at a time when the country is undergoing another Covid wave. Social distancing norms were flouted. In normal circumstances, Kumbh continues for nearly four months but this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration of the congregation has been curtailed to one month. Kumbh is held periodically at four different locations in India (Nashik, Haridwar, Prayagraj, and Ujjain) every four years. Watch the full video for more details.
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Coronavirus cases are on uphill across country as second wave of pandemic tightens its grip. In wake of the rising infections, after Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad have also imposed night curfew. Night restrictions also imposed in Lucknow and Prayagraj. "Night curfew has been imposed till further orders, all essential services have been exempted but in order to prove they must have proper permission and Id-card with them," said Ranvijay Singh ADCP Noida.
Nurses of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College halted services and protested on March 15 in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj. The protest came after one of nurses alleged that she was slapped by a junior doctor following a verbal altercation. "Nurse has complained. Action to be taken after we speak to the doctor," said a hospital staff.
'Jumu'atul-Wida' is being observed on May 07 but due to COVID-19 crisis, mosques in Lucknow were seen deserted. Uttar Pradesh Government has directed observers to celebrate 'Jumu'atul-Wida' at home due to curfew. Security forces were also deployed near mosques to keep a tab over movement of people. 'Jumu'atul-Widaa' is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Uttar Pradesh Government, in an attempt to curb the coronavirus spread, announced extension of the 'Corona Curfew' till 7 am, May 10. During this time, all restrictions will remain as before and only essential services will continue to be exempted. Meanwhile, as per the new COVID-19 guidelines, any kind of social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious festivals and other gatherings remain banned. Irrespective of this, people in Lucknow's Alambagh Sabzi Mandi put aside the protocols and thronged the market in large numbers. They also violated social distancing amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
As many as 3 persons killed after an oxygen cylinder burst at an oxygen gas filling station located on Dewa road in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on May 05. Speaking to ANI, Police Commissioner DK Thakur said that while refilling of cylinders one of the cylinders exploded. "While refilling of cylinders, one of the cylinders exploded. 3 people have died so far. One injured is being treated at RML Hospital while 4 others have been shifted to Trauma Centre," said Thakur.
Amid a severe wave of Covid-19 infections, several bodies were spotted floating in the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh. Locals in Hamirpur spotted the corpses and alerted the police. A local councillor claimed that amid Covid infections, people were fearful and not helping each other, so bodies were being dumped in the river. Police said that people in Kanpur were responsible. Watch the full video for more.
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First oxygen express arrived at Kanpur with liquid medical oxygen containers to meet the oxygen crisis in the city in the troublesome second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Oxygen express brought in 4 tankers of 20MT capacity each. Oxygen Express in an initiative by Indian Railways to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic.
COVID cases in Uttar Pradesh continue to rise and as a consequence of it, lockdown has been extended in the state. However, a huge crowd was seen at a market in UP's Kanpur on May 08. Locals went to market due to limited time allotted for essential shops to open and they didn't follow COVID SOPs there. Lockdown has been extended till May 10 in the state.
The 3rd phase of COVID-19 inoculation drive began on May 01 in Uttar Pradesh. Vaccination for all citizens between 18-44 years of age has started at 10 centres in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur. People flocked to District Women's Hospital in Gorakhpur for inoculation.
Police personnel were seen checking movement of vehicles in Gorakhpur on April 25. Streets of Moradabad also wore a deserted look due to weekend lockdown. Weekend lockdown has been imposed in the state till Monday 7am. Only essential services are allowed amid lockdown period.