Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today at Lucknow Civil Hospital. “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Ministry of Health for making the vaccine available for free. I also thank the scientists in the country. The vaccine is completely safe. We should all take it in turn.” Adityanath said after taking the first dose.
“I call on people to take all precautions even after taking the vaccine. The new COVID-19 wave is the result of our complacency to observe the appropriate behavior of COVID,” he added.
On April 1, India launched the third phase of the world’s largest vaccination campaign in which the government opened vaccination for all those over 45 years old.
The Center on Saturday called on states and Union territories to stop new registrations of healthcare and frontline workers, as some ineligible beneficiaries in this category were registering for the COVID vaccination. 19 in violation of the rules.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh rose to 8,881 on Sunday with 31 more deaths in the state while 4,164 new cases brought the number of infections to 630,059.
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Following the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the government of Uttar Pradesh has released a new set of guidelines for monitoring infected patients and their contacts.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a review meeting at his official residence here and requested that special attention be given to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar.
Chief Secretary RK Tiwari said for every case of COVID-19 detected in a house, an area of 25 meters around it should be declared a containment zone.
If there is more than one case of COVID-19 in an area, then it will be considered a cluster.
A monitoring team will conduct its investigations and inquiries.
The rules for multi-storey apartments would be different. If a patient is found, that floor of the apartment will be sealed. If more than one found, the entire block will be sealed, the letter indicated.
However, the lockdown period will end if no cases are detected for 14 days.