Lucknow faces the sharpest blow of the second wave as people continue to flout COVID norms & protocols.
Coronavirus cases in Lucknow are mapping a rising trend yet again. On Thursday, the tally surged drastically to clock in 938 fresh infections, the sharpest single-day spike of 2021. This high rise has been marked as the onset of the second wave of infection, which is gaining a steady pace in Lucknow as people continue to flout COVID norms and protocols extensively. As per officials data, the daily case count surged by 61.2% here in just 24 hours to report the largest tally since September 20, 2020.
Lucknow flooded with the second wave of COVID infection
Lucknow stands at the cusp of witnessing yet another COVID infection peak with cases mounting to a 938 high on Thursday. While this sudden explosion in cases has raised alarms across the medical and administrative forum, experts have pointed it out as the arrival of second-wave here. What intensifies the troubles is the fact that this time around, the rate of transmission has multiplied by two folds with respect to its initial ferocity, last year.
Prominent areas such as Indiranagar, Gomtinagar, Hazratganj, Chowk, Talkatora, Alambagh, Mahanagar, Jankinpuram, Aliganj, Vikasnagar and Rae Bareli Road reported the maximum number of cases here. On the state level, capital Lucknow added the largest load to the state tallies yesterday, up to 1/3rd of the total case share.
Lucknow District Administration has now strengthened its grip against people flouting the COVID norms and is taking strict actions against them to repress the eruption of fresh infection. On Thursday, the authorities sealed 7 commercial establishments indefinitely, for defying COVID norms, one of which happens to be Lucknow's famous Fun Republic Mall. Individuals will also be penalised for disregarding COVID guidelines in public.
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