Trains at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus were seen packed with migrant workers. Migrants were leaving the financial capital as they feared an impending lockdown. This comes amid a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across Maharashtra. “This train will go to Gorakhpur, we're leaving due to the surge in Covid-19 cases,” a migrant said. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has, meanwhile, asked authorities to allay migrants' fear. Mumbai's BMC on Thursday imposed a weekend lockdown in the city until further orders. Maharashtra reported 56,286 fresh Covid cases and 376 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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COVID-19 cases are continued to rise in Maharashtra. A UP-bound train was seen packed with migrant labourers at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai. They're leaving the city due to surge in COVID cases. A passenger said, "This train will go to Gorakhpur. We're leaving the city because #COVID19 cases are rising here." On an average, Maharashtra is reporting over 50,000 COVID cases daily.
Amid COVID-19 scare, the Uttar Pradesh government extended night curfew hours. The curfew will begin from 8 pm to 7 am now. Shops were closed in Lucknow amid night curfew. Police officials were seen keeping a tab over the vehicular movement. Uttar Pradesh reported 22,439 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours taking the active case toll to 1,29,848.
BJP MP Kaushal Kishore from Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore has appealed to Election Commission to postpone panchayat polls amid rise in COVID-19 cases. "COVID-19 cases in Lucknow is increasing rapidly, saving life of people is important conducting election is not," he said. The first phase of polling of Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat Election will take place on April 15, second phase on April 19, third phase on April 26 and fourth on April 29.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Taking to Twitter, Adityanath said he is in self-isolation and doing tasks virtually. On Tuesday, the CM isolated himself after some staffers in his office tested positive. Development comes shortly after the UP CM wrapped up his campaign for Bengal polls. Adityanath took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine on April 05 at a Civil Hospital in Lucknow. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for coronavirus. Yadav had recently visited Haridwar where Kumbh Mela is underway & met religious leaders. Uttar Pradesh urban development minister Ashutosh Tandon has also tested positive. UP govt has already announced restrictions on gatherings of people in view of Covid. Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 cases and 85 deaths. Adityanath govt has also imposed a night curfew in districts with over 500 active cases.
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A nine day Yajna is going on at Bagla Mukhi temple in Ujjain MP. UP CM had tested positive on the 14th of April. CM Yogi said all activities of the state government are being conducted normally and urged those who came in contact with him in recent days to get themselves tested.
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The residents of Vantangia villages, for the first time are casting their vote for the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls which commenced from April 15. These villages were declared revenue village by CM Yogi Adityanath in 2018. Polling of first phase will take place in 18 districts.
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad on April 16 informed that so far, 1,02,96,675 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in the state."Active cases at 1,50,676 while 9,583 deaths and 6,33,461 recoveries have been recorded so far in the state. 1,02,96,675 vaccine doses administered till now including 14,87,037 people who have received their second jab," Prasad said while addressing a virtual press conference over COVID situation in the state.