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Uttar Pradesh to open lockdown on April 15, says CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh, April 5, 2020: CM Yogi Adityanath orders to open lockdown on April 15, gives instruction to all MLAs. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that if lockdown is lifted from April 15, people should not begin to crowd at any place as efforts made in preventing the spread of Coronavirus will go in vain.

"If the lockdown is lifted from April 15, people should not start gathering at any place. Your cooperation is needed on this. If after April 15, people begin to gather then all the hard work done to prevent the spread of Coronavirus would go in vain. We will make arrangements for this," Yogi Adityanath said while talking to the MLAs through video conferencing.


The death toll due to coronavirus in India reached 75 and the total number of cases crossed 3000 mark even after India is observing lockdown for the past 12 days. As per the Ministry of Health data, the total number of coronavirus cases in India inched to 3,072, out of which 2784 are active cases, 212 are recovered cases, 1 migrated patient and 75 deaths as st 6.30 am IST. 

Union Health Ministry on Saturday stated that an age-wise profile analysis of all the positive cases so far have shown that 80 percent of patients are below the age of 60. In contrast to the global trend, the data of the Health Ministry highlights that only 16.69 percent of infected cases in India have been found in the age group of that above 60 years. However, it is to be noted that most of the deaths are being reported from elderly people or people having co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, etc.

The total number of positive cases across 181 nations on Sunday (April 5) stood at 1,197,405 and death toll reached 64,606, according to the data released Johns Hopkins University`s Coronavirus Resource Centre. The US remained at the top with the maximum number of positive cases at 308,850, followed by Spain with 126,168 infected cases, Italy with 124,632 cases, Germany with 92,150 cases and France at the fifth spot with 83,031 cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Indians to light a candle, Diya, torch, mobile flash for 9 minutes on April 5 at 9 pm to dispel coronavirus COVID-19 darkness.

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