Lucknow has been under the radar when it comes to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country. While the last Covid 19 positive case in Lucknow on 31st March, after being virus free for 9 days, 12 new cases have surfaced in the city, yesterday itself. The number of positive cases in Lucknow soared yesterday after 12 men who were found in the city's Sadar mosque tested positive for the life claiming disease.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who created a coronavirus fear in Lucknow has finally been tested negative. She is currently admitted in Lucknow's SGPGI Hospital and will stay under observation for a few more days.
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The Lucknow Police on Saturday distributed hundreds of food packets to the daily wage labourers and migrant workers in the city. After the instructions from the government, officials in Lucknow had established community kitchens in the city.
Coronavirus Lucknow news: Lockdown extended till Mar 27; new Covid-19 hospitals to be ready by weekend
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Tuesday announced that the lockdown will now be extended till March 27. The Chief Minister also announced a slew of measures to counter the spread of Coronavirus. He requested people to stay indoors and follow the instructions. Though shops selling essentials goods will remain opened, the Chief Minister warned people against hoarding of essentials goods.
He also stated that not more than two people will be allowed to purchase essentials from any shop at a given time.
Amid concerns of community spread of Covid-19, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh announced lockdown in 15 cities, including Lucknow on Sunday.