To tackle and contain the growing spread of COVID-19 virus and prevent community transmission in the largest and most populous state in India, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath announced on April 8, 2020 complete sealing of the areas that have emerged as hotspots of the coronavirus infection in the state’s 15 districts.

This step has been taken as confirmed number of cases in Uttar Pradesh has gone up to 361. Out of 361 cases, the active number of cases are 326, 31 have recovered while 4 have succumbed to the disease. Looking at the age-wise distribution of Covid-19 cases in the state, it is people between 0-20 years of age who account for 16 per cent of the cases, while patients aged 21-40 years are 44 per cent, 41-60 years olds are 27 per cent among the sick and over 60 years are 13 per cent of the total figure.

The hotspots in these 15 districts will remain sealed till April 15 during which intensive sanitisation work will be undertaken. People in the sealed hotspots will not be allowed to step out of the house for anything. Essential commodities will be delivered at home. People can order groceries and medicines online or through a phone call to the centralised call centre set up by the government. Curfew passes issued in all 15 districts will be reviewed and non-essential passes will be cancelled. Vegetable and fruit markets and any other place where the crowd can possibly gather will be sealed. Anyone trying to enter or exit the sealed area will be booked. Every house in the sealed zone will be sanitised. The entry and exit will only be allowed to media and people employed in essential services such as health. 

The following are the districts and its identified hotspots that have been placed under fresh restrictions:

Confirmed number of cases: 29
12 hotspots: Masjid Ali Jaan Cantonment, Mohammadi Masjid under Wazirganj police station, Phoolbagh Masjid and Nazarbagh Masjid under Kaiserbagh police station, area near Mohmmadiya Masjid under Shahadatganj police station, area near Pir Makka Masjid under Talkatora station, Triveni Nagar, Rajauli Masjid under Gudamba station, Vijay Khand Gomti Nagar, Indira Nagar, Khurram Nagar, area near IIM Power House

Confirmed number of cases: 64
There are 22 identified hotspots- HP East, N Padi, R North, R South, Nayagher, Ram Nagar, Mantola, Bichpuri, Chhatta, Lady Loyal, HP East, Tajganj, SNMC, Jamunapar, SANMC, Jagdishpura, Saiyam, Sahaganj 1, Khandauli.
Confirmed number of cases: 27
13 hotspots: Nandgram Nikat Masjid (Police Station: Sihani Gate), KDP Grand Savanna, Raj Nagar Extension (Police Station: Sihani Gate), Saviour Park Society, Mohan Nagar (Police Station: Sahibabad), B-77/G-5 Shalimar Garden Extension 2 (Police Station: Sahibabad), Pasonda (Police Station: Teela Mod), Oxy Homez, Bhopura (Police Station: Teela Mod), Vasundhara Sector-2B (Police Station: Indirapuram), Sector-6 Vaishali (Police Station: Indirapuram), Girnar Society, Kaushambi (Police Station: Kaushambi), Naipura Loni, Masuri, Khatu Shyam Colony, Duhai, Covid-1 CHC, Muradnagar

Confirmed number of cases: 58
12 hotspots: Nirala Green Shire in Sector 2, Patwari, Omicron in Sector 3, Palm Olympia, Gaur City 2 and Mehak Residency in Greater Noida; and Logics Blossom County and Paras Tiera in Sector 137, Sector 27 and 28, Wazidpur, Ace Golf Shine Society in Sector 50, Arun Vihar in Sector 37, Supertech Capetown in Sector 74, Hyde Park in sector 78, Lotus Boulevard in Sector 100 and Designered Park in 62, Grand Omaxe in Sector 93B and JJ Colony in Sector 5 of Noida have been identified.

Confirmed number of cases: 9
4 hotspots: Gangapur, Lohta, Madanpura and Bajardiha.

Confirmed number of cases: 14
4 hotspots: Bakrivala locality under Kutubsher police station, Dholikhal, Mahipura locality in Janakpuri and Dumjheda under Chilkana police station

Confirmed number of cases: 8
13 hotpots: Halim Muslim School in Chamanganj, Humayun Masjid in Colonelganj, Haji Inayat Masjid, Sheikh Laalman Masjid and Hata Wali Masjid in Coolie Bazar, Khair Masjid, Naseemabad Masjid and Madrasa Hidayat Ullah in Machariya of Naubasta, Soofa Masjid, Bilal Masjid in Babupurva, Kajiyani Masjid and Rahmniya Masjid in Ghatampur, Badi Masjid in Baripal

Confirmed number of cases: 8
3 hotspots: Bulandshahr Sadar, Sikandrabad, Jahangirbad Kotvali

Confirmed number of cases: 6
1 hotspot: Shubhash Nagar area

Confirmed number of cases: 17
3 hotspots: Nanupuri area in Timarsa, Jinjhana town and Bhaisani Islampur village

Confirmed number of cases: 35
7 hotspots: Shastri Nagar, Sector 13, Sarai Behleem, Humanyu Nagar, Harnamdas Road, Surya Nagar, Madina Masjid in Azad Nagar Colony, Mahalka village in Mawana Tehsil, Arafatwali Masjid in Kalyan Singh area, Chhapparwali Masjid in Munnalal area, AAS Degree College in Bada Mahadev area and Khiwai town in Sardhana Tehsil

Confirmed number of cases: 8
3 hotspots: Millat Nagar, Turkahia Mohalla and Gidahi Khurd village

Confirmed number of cases: 7
3 hotspots: Sheeshgran, Durgeshnagar and Hussaini Chauraha

Confirmed number of cases: 10
1 hotspot: Khairabad

Confirmed number of cases:6 
4 hotspots: Badhra Indradatta, Kamhariya Khurd of Kolhui police station area and Vishunpur Kurthia and Vishunpur Phulwaria of Purandarpur police station

The state government officials said it is doubling testing for coronavirus and about 1,500 tests will now be conducted in the state every day. Wearing face covers have been made mandatory for those moving out of their homes and strictness shall be pervasive in implementation of all guidelines to ensure the effectiveness of this lockdown.


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