GB Nagar records 58 new cases; Sec 144 extended
Noida: An addition of 58 fresh coronavirus cases pushed the Gautam Budh Nagar tally to 2,362, as per the official data on Wednesday.
With recovery of 17 patients during the 24-hour period, a total number of people who were discharged rose to 1,523 as per the UP's daily health bulletin. The Covid-19 fatalities stand at 22 in the district.
The number of active cases in the district rose to 817 which are being treated at various hospitals. At present, the district has the second highest active cases in the state.
The recovery rate of patients stands at 64.47 per cent.
Meanwhile, the district administration has extended Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code till July 31 as a preventive measure in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
During this period, political, social, sporting or religious congregations, protest rallies or processions will remain banned across Noida and Greater Noida.
Schools, colleges, educational Institutions, coaching centres will remain closed in the district.
Cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theaters, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls will also remain closed.
As per the order, nobody would be allowed to move in or out of containment zones in GB Nagar, except for medical personnel and essential service providers. Nobody is allowed outdoor movement without masks in public places and spitting is strictly prohibited.
Those above the age of 65 or with co-morbidities (ailments), pregnant women and children below 10 years of age have also been advised to stay indoors, it added.
Movement of people and vehicles except for essential services are prohibited from 8 pm to 6 am till July 10, the order further read.
So far, Uttar Pradesh’s active cases counted to 6,709, while 16,629 patients have been discharged. Covid-19 fatalities in the state now reached 718.