Uttar Pradesh recorded 135 fresh coronavirus cases, including 65 in Gautam Buddh Nagar and 10 in Lucknow, on April 20.
Amid a rise in Covid cases in some adjoining states, the Uttar Pradesh government Monday made it compulsory for people to wear a face mask in public places in capital Lucknow and six other districts.
The government has made use of masks mandatory in public places in Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida), Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Baghpat as well as capital Lucknow, an official spokesperson said, news agency PTI reported.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to identify people in these districts who have not been fully vaccinated yet and administer the jab to them on priority while getting those with Covid symptoms tested.
Meanwhile, people coming from states having high caseloads such as Delhi-NCR and others will have to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test in Lucknow, as per latest reports.
At present, the total number of active Covid cases in the state is 695. In the last 24 hours, over 83,000 tests were done of which 115 new corona cases were confirmed.