New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that even if the lockdown will be lifted on May 3, no public gathering will be allowed to take place in Uttar Pradesh till June 30.

Yogi Adityanath during a meeting on yesterday evening with senior district administration officials, senior police officials and chief medical officers, said that no public gathering should be permitted in the state till June 30 in view of the coronavirus pandemic and the decision to ease the restrictions will be taken subsequently, depending on the prevailing situation at that time.   

“With Ramzan starting, the community leaders have requested people to offer prayers from their homes. There should be no mass gatherings as that increases the possibility of coronavirus spreading. There will be no public gatherings till June 30,” he said as reported by Times of India.

The saffron-robe chief minister also asserted that the COVID-19 cases are low in the districts where the lockdown measure were implemented properly and strictly, adding that the most number of positive coronavirus cases are from those related to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin. Adityanath also asked the authorities to identify the members of the Tablighi Jamaat and quarantine them.  

Yogi Adityanath also said suggested that to avoid crowd gatherings in banks, the officials should start using postmen to deliver the money of the people to their homes. He also asked the police officials to file a complaint against those running away from quarantine.

“Around 6 lakh persons have spent 14 days in quarantine in the state and are now back home. If someone runs away from quarantine, file a police complaint against them,” he said as quoted by Times of India.

Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, the death toll due to coronavirus rose to 25 by Friday night, with one fresh casualty and the number of cases climbed to 1,621 as 111 more people tested positive for the infection, according to official data, while a total of 226 coronavirus patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said 57 of the state's 75 districts have so far reported coronavirus cases. The fresh cases were reported from 16 districts of the state, including 29 from Kanpur, 25 from Saharanpur, 10 from Agra, nine each from Firozabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar, and seven each from Moradabad and Varanasi, among others, he said.

Posted By: Talib Khan