Ramp up COVID-19 testing facilities in Uttar Pradesh: Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials that coronavirus testing facilities should be set up at railway stations, bus depots, and airports in the state in view of a greater movement of people for the Holi festival. Adityanath held a meeting with all divisional and district level officials and those of the medical and health department through video conferencing on Thursday night.
Test people at railway stations, bus depots, airports: Adityanath
"There is a need to chalk out an effective strategy to check the spread of coronavirus," Adityanath said during the meeting. With people from other states coming to the state on Holi, arrangements for testing at all railway stations, bus stations, and airports should be made. Besides, effective contact tracing should also be ensured.
People should be motivated to comply with coronavirus protocol: Adityanath
Adityanath also asked for increasing the daily tests being done in view of the recent rising trend, according to an official release. The chief minister was apprised about the status of coronavirus cases, especially in Ghaziabad, Lucknow, and Varanasi districts, and said that people should be motivated to comply with the coronavirus protocol and use of masks and social distancing.
Vaccinate all target groups, ensure vaccines are not wasted: Adityanath
Stressing on effective use of the public address system to make people aware of coronavirus, the chief minister directed for reactivating local level monitoring committees. Reviewing the progress of COVID-19 vaccination in the state, he said all target groups should be vaccinated and asked for devising a strategy to stop the wastage of vaccines.
A successful vaccination campaign will help prevent coronavirus: Adityanath
"The success of the vaccination campaign will lead to success in the prevention of coronavirus. Therefore, an effective strategy should be worked out regarding the vaccination," the Chief Minister stressed.
Revelers should comply with guidelines during Holi, Shab-e Barat
Adityanath said people should be motivated to maintain social distancing and use of masks during Holi festivities and stressed that organizers of Holi-related events should take prior permission besides ensuring cleanliness, uninterrupted supply of electricity and water during the celebrations. "The Shab-e Barat festival should be celebrated in a peaceful manner with complete compliance of coronavirus guidelines," he added.