Covid-19: HC wants 5 UP cities shut but Yogi govt rules out lockdown
Monday, 19 April 2021 The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday refused to go for a lockdown, saying it was necessary to protect livelihoods of people, after the Allahabad High Court directed the state government to enforce closure of government and private establishments in five cities -- Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Kanpur and Gorakhpur -- till April 26 to break the lethal Covid chain.
Supreme Court stayed yesterday's Allahabad High Court order, imposing lockdown in five cities in Uttar Pradesh, in what came as a big relief to the Yogi Adityanath-led govt; As several states report a vaccine shortage, an RTI reply has revealed a huge waste of doses since India began inoculating...
The Government said a further seven people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,675.Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The Government also said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 2,027 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.It brings the total to 4,448,851.
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In a scathing observation, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday said that people dying because of no supply of oxygen was nothing short of a criminal act, a genocide, on part of the authorities.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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