Reportedly, the total number of active Covid cases in the state is currently 695. Over 83,000 tests were performed in the last 24 hours, with 115 new corona cases verified.
Digital Desk: Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in certain neighbouring states, the Uttar Pradesh government made it mandatory for people to wear a face mask in public areas in the capital Lucknow and six NCR districts on Monday, an official said.
The rise in Covid cases has affected the districts under the national capital region (NCR). In light of this, the government has ordered the wearing of masks in public areas in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Baghpat, and the capital Lucknow, according to an official spokesperson.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued an order on Monday for officials to identify individuals in these districts who have not yet been completely vaccinated and administer the vaccine to them as soon as possible while also testing those with Covid symptoms.
According to the official, 65 new Covid cases have been reported in Gautam Buddh Nagar in the last 24 hours, 20 in Ghaziabad, and 10 in Lucknow.
Notably, the Uttar Pradesh government relaxed the rules on wearing face masks earlier this month in light of the better Covid-19 situation.
According to the official, only the Omicron variety of Covid has been confirmed in genome sequencing of samples from Covid positive patients in the NCR.
Experts said the number of Covid cases could increase in the following days, although the possibilities of people needing hospitalisation or being seriously ill are minimal. People should, however, behave in a Covid-appropriate manner, according to the official.
The total number of active Covid cases in the state is currently 695. Over 83,000 tests were performed in the last 24 hours, with 115 new corona cases verified, he added.
He noted that 29 people were treated and discharged from hospitals over the same period.
The official pointed out that the success of the Covid vaccination campaign in the state is "satisfactory," but the immunisation of youngsters must be accelerated.
According to him, more than 86.34 per cent of the adult population in the state has got both doses of the anti-Covid vaccine, while over 94 per cent of adolescents aged 15 to 17 have had their first dose.
According to the official, the chief minister also stated that people should be made aware of the necessity of booster doses