GG News Bureau
Lucknow, 15th May. Lockdown has been extended once again in Uttar Pradesh. On Saturday, a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath agreed to extend lockdown till May 24 in the state. The number of corona cases in urban areas in the state is decreasing as well as the recovery rate is also increasing, but the infection spreading in the villages has become a matter of concern for the government, so the government does not want to take any chances.
However, the number of containment zones in the state is also decreasing rapidly. When the Panchayat elections were going on, the number of containment zones in the state was more than 90 thousand. This number has now been reduced to less than 51 thousand. According to ADG law and order Prashant Kumar, till May 11, there were 51284 containment zones in the state. 37812 police personnel have been deployed to monitor the containment zone. However, after the Panchayat elections, only 30 thousand police personnel were deployed in 90 thousand containment zones. Now the number of containment zones has decreased and the number of police personnel has been increased. It has a positive effect.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already ordered an increase in the scope of tests in the state. The Chief Minister had said that a testing campaign is going on in more than 97,000 villages at present. This campaign is getting positive results. The World Health Organization and NITI Aayog have also praised our campaign.