Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath
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In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered against public gatherings in the state till June 30.

Mrityunjay Kumar, the media advisor to the Chief Minister, took to Twitter and said, "Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathji has given strict instructions to the officers that no crowd of any kind can be gathered by June 30. This decision has been taken with the intention of keeping the corona under control."

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's orders came two days ahead of the scheduled meeting of the chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 27 via video conference. The issue of lockdown is to be discussed during the meeting with the Prime Minister.

Yogi's decision also comes after MHA allowed the opening of shops amid the lockdown imposed to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops and shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. Shops in markets, market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open," said the Ministry.

However, the shops in areas which have been declared as containment zones by respective States/ UTs, will not be permitted to open in rural or urban areas, added the Ministry.

On Saturday, the death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 25 with 1,621 number of COVID-19 cases out which 247 have been cured.

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