On Thursday, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the timing of the night curfew because of increasing Coronavirus cases in Lucknow. In the meeting, they have also decided to extend the date to close schools till May 15. Despite this, the state board exams are also extended till next month.
With new corona cases, the Integrated Covid Command Control Centre (ICCC) was also getting calls from patients asking for an ambulance. Apart from this, in the Noida district police has to announce restrictions because of a surge in cases.
UP Board Exams Extended due to Covid-19
The government said, because of the rapid increase in corona cases, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the exams of class 10 and class 12. They also said new dates will be announced in May after examining the situation again. For student’s classes, 1 to 12 will remain close till May 15. During this period, no exam will be conducted. After May 20, the board exam of class 10 and class 12 will be conducted and they will announce a new time-table.
Night Curfew Hours Extended
This is the second time the UP government has postponed the exams. Night curfew is already imposing in state capital Lucknow, Noida, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Meerut, Varanasi, and Ghaziabad. Earlier, the night curfew was held from 10 pm to 5 am in these districts. But now, the night curfew will begin from 8 pm to 7 am as per the new order.
The corona cases in these districts are growing day by day. Back in the past two days, 3,892 infections are found in Lucknow, 1,417 from Varanasi, 716 from Kanpur, and 1,295 from Allahabad.
On Wednesday, Lucknow reported 4000 of the 20,000 new cases. In Lucknow, one covid-19 patient died every hour on April 11. The deaths in Lucknow due to covid-19 are still underreported.
Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest-single day increasing new 18,021 corona cases that increased today and reach 20,000. Due to increased corona cases, some districts are imposing night curfew, those districts are: Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, and Gorakhpur. In these districts, there are more than 2000 active corona cases.
Last evening, Uttar Pradesh recorded 20,510 new covid-19 cases in a 24-hour period. The state also recorded 64 deaths. In the state, active infections have crossed 1 lakh with the state capital Lucknow counting 1/3rd of the active cases.
Because of new corona cases, there will be new restrictions. The government allowed five or more people in any religious place to control new corona cases.
With the increasing cases in Uttar Pradesh, state Law Minister Brajesh Pathak has warned people that if cases increase, then lockdown in Lucknow is possible.
Lucknow Cremation Ground Video Goes Viral
Now, a shocking viral video on the internet will blow your mind. The video is from the city’s cremation ground that is being shared on Twitter and other social media channels.
The video shows visuals of cremation ground at Bhaisakund near Gomti River Bank in Lucknow and you can see flames all around. It implies several funeral pyres on fire. The cumulative official covid deaths released by the government in the last 7 days are 124. But, according to the records that are managed by the city’s crematoriums, are over 400 people died because of the virus and they had been cremated in the same period. It simply means 276 deaths were missing from the record.
On 13 April, the government released a record of 18 death counts, but actually 86 bodies were cremated. So, this mismatch in death cases is happening.
The UP government said in defense that people who died due to covid-19 were registered with the CMO, and people that belong to other cities or districts that died in Lucknow are also cremated here.
Meanwhile, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, former CM Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for Covid-19, and they are in quarantine.
After testing positive for covid-19, CM Yogi Adityanath said that when he got initial symptoms of the virus, he got himself tested, and his reports were positive. Instantly, he isolated himself, and he is following advice from doctors. And, he is doing his work virtually. He shared this information on his Twitter account.