As we move closer towards 14th April, the date when a lot of people are expecting the lockdown will be lifted, confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen up to 9152 in India. There are several reasons for that, primarily being the Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat Markaz. The main danger from the Markaz is that the people got infected in March, and then spread all around the country. Now without taking any precautions, they came in contact with people all over. As the Government has started testing cases related to people who visited the Tablighi Jamaat, the number of positive cases has risen. Lockdown in UP & Delhi was already monitored strictly, but the Governments in both the regions have decided to implement some more restrictions in certain areas.(COVID-19 Hotspots in 15 Districts).
As per the Health Ministry, the country was still under stage 2. The virus was not getting transmitted in communities. But the Nizamuddin Markaz incident has breached that mark. So to keep the citizens of his state safe, the Honorable Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanaath on 8th April 2020 announced that stringent lockdown measure to be imposed in 15 districts of UP. These districts have shown a constant rise in the number of confirmed cases. Following suit, Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal has also announced a list of hotspots where lockdown would be enforced.
15 Districts of UP Where Lockdown due to Coronavirus to be Imposed with Number of Hotspots:
- Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) – 12
- Lucknow – 12
- Meerut – 7
- Agra – 22
- Kanpur – 12
- Varanasi – 4
- Shamli – 3
- Bareily – 1
- Bulandshahr – 3
- Firozabad – 3
- Maharjganj – 4
- Sitapur – 1
- Saharanpur – 4
- Basti – 3
- Ghaziabad – 13
Hotspots Identified in Noida by the UP Administration
|Hotspot||Home Delivery Store|
|Sector 41||Akram – 9599424382|
|Hyde Park||Deepak Bhati – 9716870001|
|Supertech Capetown||Deepak Bhati – 9716870001|
|Lotus Boulevard||Deepak Bhati – 9716870001|
|Alpha-1, Gr. Noida||Moh. Tarik Anil – 9891020555, 9654207462|
|Nirala Green Shire||Imaran – 8800257753, 9871524786|
|Patwari Village||Imaran – 8800257753, 9871524786|
|Logix Blossom County||Kale Choudhry – 9711361790|
|Paras Tierra||Kale Choudhry – 9711361790|
|Wazidpur Village||Kale Choudhry – 9711361790|
|ATS Dolce Zeta-1||Sanjay Raju – 9540978777, 9911451100|
|ACE Golf Shire Society||Kale Choudhry – 9711361790|
|Sector 27||Viseem Subodh Imran – 9835969105|
|Sector 28||Viseem Subodh Imran – 9835969105|
|Omicron-3||Anuj – 7835969105|
|Mehak Residency||Mangeram Sharma – 9958978331|
|JayPee Wishtown||Somdutt Saini – 9756566060|
|Sector 44||Mangeram Sharma – 9958978331|
|Vishnoi Village||Khalid Khan – 9069268425|
|Sector 37||Somdutt Saini – 9756566060|
|Ghodi Bacheda Village||Somdutt Saini – 9756566060|
|Stellar MI Omicron 3||Anuj – 7835969105|
|Palm Olympia||Deepak Bhati – 9716870001|
|Chauda Village||Rahul – 9810768657|
|Grand Omaxe||Kale Choudhry – 9711361790|
|JJ Colony||Salman – 9711473261|
|Sector 8||Salman – 9711473261|
|Designer Park||Salman – 9711473261|
Hotspots Identified in Delhi by the Government
- Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar.
- Shahajahanabad Society, Plot no 1, Dwarka Sector 11.
- Entire affected street of Gali no. 6, L1, Sangam Vihar.
- Dinpur Village
- Markaz & Nizamuddin Basti
- B Block, Jhangirpuri
- H. No. 141 to 180, Gali no. 14, Kalyanpuri.
- Mansara Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave.
- 3 streets of Khichirpur.
- Gali no. 9, Pandav Nagar
- Nizamuddin West – G & D Block
- Vardhaman Apartments, Mayur Vihar Phase – 1 Extension
- Mayurdhwaj Apartments, IP Extension, Patparganj.
- Gali no. 4, from H. No. J-3/115 (Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J-3/108 (towards Anarwali Masjid Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension.
- Gali no. 4, from H. No. J-3/101 to J-3/107, Krishan Kunj Extension.
- Gali no. 5, A Block, from H. No. A-176 to A-189, West Vinod Nagar.
- J, K, L & H Pockets, Dilshad Garden
- G, H, J Blocks , Old Seemapuri
- House No. F-70 to 90, Dilshad Colony
- Pratap Khand, Jhilmil Colony
As per the current lockdown conditions, the government had allowed Essentials shops to be open from 7 am to 10 am. Essentials included dairy, grocery, vegetables, and medicines.
Under the special UP lockdown, this relaxation would be revoked. No shops would be allowed to operate and people would be requested to stay indoors at all times.
To control panic, the government would be getting essentials delivered to people. People working in the production of essential items will be allowed to work. For them, special vehicles would be allotted to take them from their home to their workplace and back.
Apart from medical and non-medical staff working at the hospitals and people working at banks, nobody else would be allowed to travel. Authorities had issued passes allowing people to travel during the lockdown, these passes would be reassessed!
Neighbourhoods are being sanitised rigorously. This lockdown condition would stay till April 15th, 2020 from 8th April 2020.
People have shown a lot of solidarity till now and India is doing comparatively better than other nations. If they abide and support the government in these measures, then it will be for the best!
Information Source: Times of India
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