With Surge In Corona Cases In UP, Yogi orders Closure Of Schools Till April 11
Lucknow, April 2 (TNA) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday ordered closure of all schools for classes Ist to VIIIth owing to the recent surge in the cases of Corona across the state. During this period, teaching work in these schools will remain closed, while teachers will keep coming to the school for administrative work.
An official spokesman said that the chief minister has also instructed officials to maintain an effective system of prevention and treatment for the prevention of Corona infection.
He also underlined said that while all types of resources are available in adequate quantity in the state to control the infection of Covid-19 and to treat this epidemic, people should be sensitised more aggressively on ways to prevent the spread and infection of the virus.
"We have extensive experience in successfully dealing with Covid-19, he said while directing concerned authorities to effectively continue the war against Covid-19 with the experience gained and better coordination of resources" the chief minister told officials as the daily review meeting.
Adityanath also instructed officials to make a report on the status of restoration of Covid hospitals across the state by this evening and said that in view of Covid-19, the number of L-2 and L-3 Covid hospitals should be increased. Effective arrangements for testing, tracking and treatment should be ensured, he stressed.
The Chief Minister said that those who are placed in home isolation should be monitored continuously and their condition should be observed. He also directed officials to activate monitoring committees and asked them to make the surveillance system effective. He said that people from outside states are coming back to Uttar Pradesh in view of festivals and panchayat elections, in such a situation, all steps should be taken to prevent the spread of corona infection in the villages.
Integrated Command and Control Centres play an important role in the war with Corona. He instructed all district magistrates and chief medical officers to meet regularly in the morning in the Covid Hospital and in the evening in the Integrated Command and Control Centre to review the situation and decide the strategy.
He said that the needs of the patients who are undergoing treatment and those who are placed in home isolation should be taken care of and the problems should be resolved. Continuous communication with patients should be maintained through CM Helpline. The Chief Minister's Office should be made aware of the situation every day.
Reviewing the progress of vaccination, the Chief Minister said that from April 01, 2021, people in the age group of 45 years have also been included in the vaccination therefore, the speed of vaccination will have to be increased now. For this, vaccination is also being done in health and wellness centres. Therefore, following the guidelines of the Government of India, vaccination should be done with full commitment. Wastage of the vaccine should be stopped at all costs, he underlined.