- Uttar Pradesh government extended the shutdown of schools till January 30
- On Friday, Uttar Pradesh registered more than 16,000 new COVID cases
- India lodged 3,37,704 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours
On Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh government extended the shut down of schools till January 30, owing to increasing COVID-19 cases in the state. As per an order issued by the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, the closure of schools has been extended till January 30 and online classes will continue.
As far as reports are concerned, this is the second time when the school closure has been extended in the state. Earlier on Sunday, the Uttar Pradesh government extended the closure of schools till January 23, in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases.
On Friday, Uttar Pradesh registered more than 16,000 new COVID cases, reaching the state’s infection count to 19,16,616. So far, the fatality count in the state stands at 23,022. Among fresh deaths, two each were recorded from Lucknow, Meerut, Lakhimpur Kheri, Chandauli, and Ballia.
In the last 24 hours, 17,600 recovered from the COVID-19 disease, pushing the overall count of patients cured so far to 17,977,28. The active cases of COVID-19 cases stand at 95,866. Meanwhile, India lodged 3,37,704 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours together with 488 deaths.