LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday evening refused to follow Allahabad High Court directions to lock down five cities — Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur, Gorakhpur — from Monday night till April 26 — in view of the rapid daily increase in Coronavirus cases.
The state said it would not implement the order — needed, the court said, because the pandemic had “virtually incapacitated our medical infrastructure... specially in cities like Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur” — because it had to protect both lives and livelihoods.
Registering disapproval over the state’s handling of the pandemic — UP recorded a record 30,000+ new cases in 24 hours on Monday morning — the court issued a series of orders, including the suspension and closure of all religious activities and establishments, and the closure of all shopping malls.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the newspaper
Covid Spreads But UAPA Comes In The Way Of Jailed Students, Activists
NORTH-EAST DELHI RIOTS
Using Term ‘Indian Variant' For B.1.617 Strain Has No Basis, WHO Has Not Done So, Says Health Ministry
WHO says B.1.617 strain found in 44 countries, of global concern
‘Use Central Vista Money For Vaccine, Repeal Farm Laws'
12 Opposition Leaders Write To PM Modi. Parties blame govt for ‘apocalyptic human tragedy’
‘Bharat Biotech Stops Covaxin Supply On Centre's Directives'
Vaccine maker says jibes disheartening as Delhi runs out of Covaxin
Covid-19: Record 4,205 Fatalities In 24 Hours, 3.48 Lakh New Cases
PM reviews availability of oxygen, drugs; Health minister urges states to focus on 2nd dose of vaccine
Stop people from dumping bodies in Ganga, its tributaries: Centre
BODIES SEEN FLOATING IN UP’S BALLIA, GHAZIPUR; 71 BODIES FISHED OUT IN BIHAR SO FAR
WHO warns against use of Ivermectin to treat Corona
The World Health Organisation on Tuesday warned against the general use of ‘ivermectin’ — an orally-administered drug used to treat parasitic infections — for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
K'taka, AP, Telangana too go for global tender of vaccine
STATES FACE ACUTE SHORTAGE OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINE. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha have also taken the global tender route for procuring Coronavirus vaccines to meet the shortage
India records 3,876 Covid fatalities
EARLY TREND OF DECLINE IN FRESH COVID-19 CASES, DEATHS, SAYS GOVT
Centre pitting states against each other for vax procurement: Dy CM
DELHI WILL FLOAT GLOBAL TENDER: SISODIA