As a part of this four-day program, rapid antigen tests shall be conducted throughout the state on a door-to-door basis.
In a strong move to curtail the accelerated spread of COVID infections in Uttar Pradesh, widespread COVID testing drives shall be executed across Lucknow, Kanpur and all other districts of the state from May 4. As a part of this four-day program, rapid antigen tests shall be conducted throughout the state on a door-to-door basis. For this purpose, medical kits shall be made available in all rural areas of the territory.
'Testing, tracking and tracing' to break the chain of infections
According to the directives issued by the administration, all individuals must get tested right at the onset of the first symptoms. If found to be infected, they must undergo home isolation for the stipulated period of time, restricting contact with all other family members. In case this facility is not available, they must get isolated at the quarantine centres.
Deploying the fundamental formula of 'testing, tracking and tracing', the state government attempts to break the chain of infections in the state. The benefits of this measure can only be seen if the testing drives are implemented meticulously, aligned with the provisions in the plan.
All inter-state bus services suspended with immediate effect
In view of the escalating crisis, all inter-state services have been suspended with immediate effect. While air travel will remain functional, all commuters will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report in order to be permitted entry in the state. Additionally, people travelling to villages will be tested upon arrival and they will have to follow quarantine for the mandated period.
Inflating COVID numbers in Lucknow & Kanpur call for immediate actions!
Topping the list of new infections in the state, 3,342 and 1,357 COVID cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in Lucknow and Kanpur, respectively. With this, tallies of active cases have spiralled up to 39,039 and 15,813 in the cities, sequentially, raising alarms for amplified actions. While 25 individuals succumbed to the virus in Lucknow on Sunday, the count of fatalities stood at 21 for Kanpur.