New Delhi: The district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar (NOIDA) has announced a night curfew in the district till April 17 due to rising cases of coronavirus infections. The night curfew will be implemented from 10 pm to 5 am.
However, all movement of essential goods/commodities and essential/medical services shall be exempted from the night curfew. As per the order issued by the district administration, all government, private educational institutes (except medical, paramedical and nursing) including coaching institutes shall not be allowed to hold physical classes till April 17, 2021.
The order further added that there shall be intensive enforcement of masks and other COVID protocols in public spaces by the administration.
Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 125 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the district’s tally to 26,697, according to official data.
The active cases rose to 652 from 579 the previous day. Forty-nine more patients recuperated, taking the number of recoveries to 25,952, as per the Health Department.
Gautam Buddh Nagar currently has a death toll of 93 with a mortality rate of 0.34 per cent. The recovery rate of patients reached 97.20 per cent on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the number of active cases in Uttar Pradesh reached 31,987 from 27,509 on Tuesday, while the recoveries reached 6.05 lakh and the toll rose to 8,964.
Meanwhile, the new coronavirus cases in India stayed above 1,00,000-mark for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The latest data shows, India reported 1,26,789 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. The numbers jumped again for April 7, from 1,15,736 new COVID cases on April 6. An increase of more than 11,000 cases, as the country, witnesses the second wave of infection.
The uptick in new cases pushed the total number of COVID infections to 1,29,28,574 on Wednesday, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. As per government data, more than 600 deaths were reported. As many as 685 people succumbed to COVID-19 related complications. The death toll of the country rose to 1,66,862 patients on Wednesday.
(With inputs from PTI)