Although we've been issued several relaxations in the state, it nowhere means that we've been successful at dodging the COVID-19 virus. On Thursday itself, Uttar Pradesh has recorded 604 new COVID-19 cases which is the highest single-day count till now and the total number of victims in the state have surged way past 15,000 as of today. Earlier, the highest number of cases in a day was on Wednesday when the state recorded 583 COVID-19 victims.
India witnessed the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases (11,929 patients) with the death toll standing at 311, in the last 24 hours. Uttar Pradesh on the other hand, has overtaken Rajasthan and has become the 5th worst-hit state with 12,616 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far. COVID-19 cases in Lucknow has seen a major spike and now, areas like Gomti Nagar and Nirala Nagar have been reported as containment zones.
On Sunday, 29 new positive cases were reported in Lucknow taking the total cases tally to 596 while total active cases to 198. Although Lucknow's recovery rate is one of the best in India, it is now time to take some extra precautions.
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In a bid to keep the economy afloat and to further make the current situation convenient for the residents, the Uttar Pradesh Government is granting us some major relaxations attached with stringent rules. From May 20, certain businesses can operate thrice a week in Lucknow from 7AM till 7PM while keeping the regulations in mind.
The shop owners are advised to sanitise their premises on May 20 before opening for public. All restaurants, bakeries and sweet shops can start home delivery of products from May 21.
The corona pandemic has been plaguing our lives for weeks now and the daily news updates about the number of victims and deaths are nothing but depressing. But in the recent times, the officials stats pertaining to COVID-19 cases in Lucknow is bringing us specks of hope. On the 10th of May, 16 patients in Lucknow were cured of the virus and discharged, which has also brought the number of active cases down to 53 from 69. At the moment, Uttar Pradesh has almost 3,500 confirmed corona cases and there are over 1500 recovered patients till date.
In an attempt to put the city back on track, Lucknow administration on Tuesday gave permission to open private offices with some strict guidelines. It is day 43 of the national lockdown and with the current situation, it seems like the lockdown is here to stay. Hence, it becomes very important to figure out ways of bringing things to normal. And this attempt is here to do the same.