Lucknow: On Saturday, Yogi Adityanath said that lakhs of daily wage labourers and construction workers will be given Rs 1000 as the state remained under lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreak.
A high-level committee under the state finance minister Suresh Khanna, comprising agriculture and labour ministers had been formed to decide the nature of the assistance to the labourers.
Yogi Adityanath said that 23 people have been found infected with coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh and out of them nine have recovered. Adityanath also urged the people to adhere to Sunday’s Janta Curfew called by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Uttat Pradesh health minister Jai Pratap Singh underwent a test for Covid-19 as he attended the party thrown by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor after her return from London recently. Although the state is under lockdown with schools, malls and all public places shut, almost half of state capital of Lucknow was shuttered by officials on Friday after Kanika’s party.