New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday received the first jab of covid-19 vaccine in Lucknow. The CM was administered the vaccine dose at the Civil hospital. In a statement to ANI post vaccination, Adityanath urged people to take all precautions after being inoculated.
“The new covid wave is the result of our complacency in observing COVID appropriate behaviour,” he said.
The UP chief minister also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Health Ministry for making vaccine available free of cost. “I also thank scientists of the country. The vaccine is completely safe. We all should take it when our turn comes,” he added.
Uttar Pradesh has reported 4,164 new cases, taking the overall infection tally of the state to 6,30,059. In the same time, 31 people lost their lives due to the virus, taking the overall tally to 8,881.
A total of 6,01,440 COVID-19 patients in the state have recovered from the disease so far, while there are 19,738 active cases in the state.
Following the surge, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday came out with a number of fresh covid guidelines to contain the spread of the virus. As per the new guidelines, even if one case is reported in a particular area, it will be declared containment zone and as many as twenty houses will be sealed. For more than 1 case, sixty houses will be sealed.
The government on Friday ordered the closing of schools – both government and private – for students of classes 1 to 8 till April 11 in the wake of the Covid-19 situation in the state.