Most affected hotspots across 15 districts in Uttar Pradesh will be sealed till April 15, state Chief secretary RK Tiwari said today. The list includes Lucknow, Gautam Buddh Nagar, the industrial township of Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Agra, Shamli and Saharanpur.
Uttar Pradesh has so far seen 326 cases of coronavirus, three patients have died and 21 have recovered. The sealing will begin at midnight, the officer said, assuring that 100 per cent home delivery of essential items will take place in these areas.
The announcement by the Yogi Adiyanath government comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a meeting with key political leaders, indicated that the nationwide 21-day lockdown could be extended.