COVID-19 pandemic in Uttar Pradesh

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COVID-19 Pandemic spread to Uttar Pradesh in March 2020. While the World Health Organization praised the UP government for its contact tracing efforts, [1] there were several other issues in its management of the pandemic, including under reportage of cases by the government, [2] vaccine shortages [3] and dismal conditions of COVID-19 hospitals. [4]

Contents

COVID-19 pandemic in Uttar Pradesh
India Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 map.svg
Map of districts with confirmed cases
India Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 deaths map.svg
Map of deaths due to COVID-19
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Uttar Pradesh, India
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Index case Ghaziabad
Arrival date4 March 2020
(1 year, 6 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases5,51,179 (4 December 2020)
Active cases22,665
Recovered5,20,637
Deaths
7,877
Fatality rate1.4 %
Territories
All districts
Government website
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Background

Uttar Pradesh is India's most populated state, with 240 million inhabitants. [5] The 17th-century Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh is the most popular monument in India, attracting over 7 million visitors per year. [6]

Uttar Pradesh has a large public as well as private healthcare infrastructure. Although an extensive network of public and private sector healthcare providers has been built, the available health infrastructure is inadequate to meet the demand for health services in the state. [7]

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, India  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
MarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-046(n.a.)0(n.a.)
2020-03-057(+17%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-067(=)0(n.a.)
2020-03-077(=)0(n.a.)
2020-03-087(=)0(n.a.)
2020-03-098(+14%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-108(=)0(n.a.)
2020-03-118(=)0(n.a.)
2020-03-1210(+25%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-1311(+10%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-1412(+9.1%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-1513(+8.3%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-1613(=)0(n.a.)
2020-03-1715(+15%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-18
17(+13%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-19
20(+18%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-20
24(+20%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-21
28(+17%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-22
30(+7.1%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-23
32(+6.7%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-24
35(+9.4%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-25
38(+8.6%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-26
42(+11%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-27
49(+17%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-28
65(+33%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-29
72(+11%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-30
96(+33%)0(n.a.)
2020-03-31
104(+8.3%)0(n.a.)
2020-04-01
117(+12%)2(n.a.)
2020-04-02
128(+9.4%)2(=)
2020-04-03
174(+36%)2(=)
2020-04-04
234(+34%)2(=)
2020-04-05
278(+19%)3(+50%)
2020-04-06
305(+9.7%)3(=)
2020-04-07
332(+8.9%)3(=)
2020-04-08
361(+8.7%)4(+33%)
2020-04-09
410(+14%)4(=)
2020-04-10
433(+5.6%)4(=)
2020-04-11
452(+4.4%)5(+25%)
2020-04-12
483(+6.9%)5(=)
2020-04-13
558(+16%)5(=)
2020-04-14
660(+18%)8(+60%)
2020-04-15
735(+11%)11(+38%)
2020-04-16
805(+9.5%)13(+18%)
2020-04-17
849(+5.5%)14(+7.7%)
2020-04-18
975(+15%)14(=)
2020-04-19
1,100(+13%)17(+21%)
2020-04-20
1,184(+7.6%)18(+5.9%)
2020-04-21
1,337(+13%)21(+17%)
2020-04-22
1,449(+8.4%)21(=)
2020-04-23
1,510(+4.2%)24(+14%)
2020-04-24
1,621(+7.4%)25(+4.2%)
2020-04-25
1,793(+11%)27(+8%)
2020-04-26
1,873(+4.5%)30(+11%)
2020-04-27
1,986(+6%)31(+3.3%)
2020-04-28
2,053(+3.4%)34(+9.7%)
2020-04-29
2,134(+3.9%)39(+15%)
2020-04-30
2,211(+3.6%)40(+2.6%)
2020-05-01
2,328(+5.3%)42(+5%)
2020-05-02
2,487(+6.8%)43(+2.4%)
2020-05-03
2,645(+6.4%)43(=)
2020-05-04
2,766(+4.6%)50(+16%)
2020-05-05
2,880(+4.1%)56(+12%)
2020-05-06
2,998(+4.1%)60(+7.1%)
2020-05-07
3,071(+2.4%)62(+3.3%)
2020-05-08
3,214(+4.7%)66(+6.5%)
2020-05-09
3,373(+4.9%)74(+12%)
2020-05-10
3,467(+2.8%)79(+6.8%)
2020-05-11
3,573(+3.1%)80(+1.3%)
2020-05-12
3,664(+2.5%)82(+2.5%)
2020-05-13
3,758(+2.6%)86(+4.9%)
2020-05-14
3,902(+3.8%)88(+2.3%)
2020-05-15
4,057(+4%)95(+8%)
2020-05-16
4,258(+5%)104(+9.5%)
2020-05-17
4,464(+4.8%)112(+7.7%)
2020-05-18
4,605(+3.2%)118(+5.4%)
2020-05-19
4,926(+7%)123(+4.2%)
2020-05-20
5,175(+5.1%)127(+3.3%)
2020-05-21
5,515(+6.6%)138(+8.7%)
2020-05-22
5,735(+4%)152(+10%)
2020-05-23
6,017(+4.9%)155(+2%)
2020-05-24
6,268(+4.2%)161(+3.9%)
2020-05-25
6,497(+3.7%)169(+5%)
2020-05-26
6,724(+3.5%)177(+4.7%)
2020-05-27
6,991(+4%)182(+2.8%)
2020-05-28
7,170(+2.6%)197(+8.2%)
2020-05-29
7,445(+3.8%)201(+2%)
2020-05-30
7,701(+3.4%)213(+6%)
2020-05-31
8,075(+4.9%)217(+1.9%)
2020-06-01
8,361(+3.5%)222(+2.3%)
2020-06-02
8,729(+4.4%)229(+3.2%)
2020-06-03
8,870(+1.6%)230(+0.44%)
2020-06-04
9,237(+4.1%)245(+6.5%)
2020-06-05
9,733(+5.4%)257(+4.9%)
2020-06-06
10,103(+3.8%)268(+4.3%)
2020-06-07
10,536(+4.3%)275(+2.6%)
2020-06-08
10,947(+3.9%)283(+2.9%)
2020-06-09
11,335(+3.5%)301(+6.4%)
2020-06-10
11,610(+2.4%)321(+6.6%)
2020-06-11
12,088(+4.1%)345(+7.5%)
2020-06-12
12,616(+4.4%)365(+5.8%)
2020-06-13
13,118(+4%)385(+5.5%)
2020-06-14
13,615(+3.8%)399(+3.6%)
2020-06-15
14,091(+3.5%)417(+4.5%)
2020-06-16
14,598(+3.6%)435(+4.3%)
2020-06-17
15,181(+4%)465(+6.9%)
2020-06-18
15,785(+4%)488(+4.9%)
2020-06-19
16,594(+5.1%)507(+3.9%)
2020-06-20
17,135(+3.3%)529(+4.3%)
2020-06-21
17,731(+3.5%)550(+4%)
2020-06-22
18,322(+3.3%)569(+3.5%)
2020-06-23
18,893(+3.1%)588(+3.3%)
2020-06-24
19,557(+3.5%)596(+1.4%)
2020-06-25
20,193(+3.3%)611(+2.5%)
2020-06-26
20,943(+3.7%)630(+3.1%)
2020-06-27
21,549(+2.9%)649(+3%)
2020-06-28
22,147(+2.8%)660(+1.7%)
2020-06-29
22,828(+3.1%)672(+1.8%)
2020-06-30
23,492(+2.9%)697(+3.7%)
2020-07-01
24,056(+2.4%)718(+3%)
2020-07-02
24,825(+3.2%)735(+2.4%)
2020-07-03
25,797(+3.9%)749(+1.9%)
2020-07-04
26,554(+2.9%)773(+3.2%)
2020-07-05
27,707(+4.3%)785(+1.6%)
2020-07-06
28,636(+3.4%)809(+3.1%)
2020-07-07
29,968(+4.7%)827(+2.2%)
2020-07-08
31,156(+4%)845(+2.2%)
2020-07-09
32,362(+3.9%)862(+2%)
2020-07-10
33,700(+4.1%)889(+3.1%)
2020-07-11
35,092(+4.1%)913(+2.7%)
2020-07-12
36,476(+3.9%)934(+2.3%)
2020-07-13
38,130(+4.5%)955(+2.2%)
2020-07-14
39,724(+4.2%)983(+2.9%)
2020-07-15
41,383(+4.2%)1,012(+3%)
2020-07-16
43,441(+5%)1,046(+3.4%)
2020-07-17
45,163(+4%)1,084(+3.6%)
2020-07-18
47,036(+4.1%)1,108(+2.2%)
2020-07-19
49,247(+4.7%)1,146(+3.4%)
2020-07-20
51,160(+3.9%)1,192(+4%)
2020-07-21
53,288(+4.2%)1,229(+3.1%)
2020-07-22
55,588(+4.3%)1,263(+2.8%)
2020-07-23
58,104(+4.5%)1,298(+2.8%)
2020-07-24
60,771(+4.6%)1,348(+3.9%)
2020-07-25
63,742(+4.9%)1,387(+2.9%)
2020-07-26
66,988(+5.1%)1,426(+2.8%)
2020-07-27
70,493(+5.2%)1,456(+2.1%)
2020-07-28
73,951(+4.9%)1,497(+2.8%)
2020-07-29
77,334(+4.6%)1,530(+2.2%)
2020-07-30
81,039(+4.8%)1,587(+3.7%)
2020-07-31
85,461(+5.5%)1,630(+2.7%)
2020-08-01
89,048(+4.2%)1,677(+2.9%)
2020-08-02
92,921(+4.3%)1,730(+3.2%)
2020-08-03
97,362(+4.8%)1,778(+2.8%)
2020-08-04
100,310(+3%)1,817(+2.2%)
2020-08-05
104,388(+4.1%)1,857(+2.2%)
2020-08-06
108,974(+4.4%)1,918(+3.3%)
2020-08-07
113,378(+4%)1,981(+3.3%)
2020-08-08
118,038(+4.1%)2,028(+2.4%)
2020-08-09
122,609(+3.9%)2,069(+2%)
2020-08-10
126,722(+3.4%)2,120(+2.5%)
2020-08-11
131,763(+4%)2,176(+2.6%)
2020-08-12
136,238(+3.4%)2,230(+2.5%)
2020-08-13
140,775(+3.3%)2,280(+2.2%)
2020-08-14
145,287(+3.2%)2,335(+2.4%)
2020-08-15
150,061(+3.3%)2,393(+2.5%)
2020-08-16
154,418(+2.9%)2,449(+2.3%)
2020-08-17
158,216(+2.5%)2,515(+2.7%)
2020-08-18
162,434(+2.7%)2,585(+2.8%)
2020-08-19
167,510(+3.1%)2,638(+2.1%)
2020-08-20
172,334(+2.9%)2,733(+3.6%)
2020-08-21
177,239(+2.8%)2,797(+2.3%)
2020-08-22
182,456(+2.9%)2,867(+2.5%)
2020-08-23
187,781(+2.9%)2,926(+2.1%)
2020-08-24
192,382(+2.5%)2,987(+2.1%)
2020-08-25
197,388(+2.6%)3,059(+2.4%)
2020-08-26
203,028(+2.9%)3,141(+2.7%)
2020-08-27
208,419(+2.7%)3,217(+2.4%)
2020-08-28
213,824(+2.6%)3,294(+2.4%)
2020-08-29
219,457(+2.6%)3,356(+1.9%)
2020-08-30
225,632(+2.8%)3,423(+2%)
2020-08-31
230,414(+2.1%)3,486(+1.8%)
2020-09-01
235,757(+2.3%)3,542(+1.6%)
2020-09-02
241,439(+2.4%)3,616(+2.1%)
2020-09-03
247,101(+2.3%)3,691(+2.1%)
2020-09-04
253,175(+2.5%)3,762(+1.9%)
2020-09-05
259,765(+2.6%)3,843(+2.2%)
2020-09-06
266,283(+2.5%)3,920(+2%)
2020-09-07
271,851(+2.1%)3,976(+1.4%)
2020-09-08
278,473(+2.4%)4,047(+1.8%)
2020-09-09
285,041(+2.4%)4,112(+1.6%)
2020-09-10
292,029(+2.5%)4,206(+2.3%)
2020-09-11
299,045(+2.4%)4,282(+1.8%)
2020-09-12
305,831(+2.3%)4,349(+1.6%)
2020-09-13
312,036(+2%)4,429(+1.8%)
2020-09-14
317,195(+1.7%)4,491(+1.4%)
2020-09-15
324,036(+2.2%)4,604(+2.5%)
2020-09-16
330,265(+1.9%)4,690(+1.9%)
2020-09-17
336,294(+1.8%)4,771(+1.7%)
2020-09-18
342,788(+1.9%)4,869(+2.1%)
2020-09-19
348,517(+1.7%)4,953(+1.7%)
2020-09-20
354,275(+1.7%)5,047(+1.9%)
2020-09-21
358,893(+1.3%)5,135(+1.7%)
2020-09-22
364,543(+1.6%)5,212(+1.5%)
2020-09-23
369,686(+1.4%)5,299(+1.7%)
2020-09-24
374,277(+1.2%)5,366(+1.3%)
2020-09-25
378,533(+1.1%)5,450(+1.6%)
2020-09-26
382,835(+1.1%)5,517(+1.2%)
2020-09-27
387,085(+1.1%)5,594(+1.4%)
2020-09-28
390,875(+0.98%)5,652(+1%)
2020-09-29
394,856(+1%)5,715(+1.1%)
2020-09-30
399,082(+1.1%)5,784(+1.2%)
2020-10-01
403,101(+1%)5,864(+1.4%)
2020-10-02
406,995(+0.97%)5,917(+0.9%)
2020-10-03
410,626(+0.89%)5,977(+1%)
2020-10-04
414,466(+0.94%)6,029(+0.87%)
2020-10-05
417,437(+0.72%)6,092(+1%)
2020-10-06
420,937(+0.84%)6,153(+1%)
2020-10-07
424,326(+0.81%)6,200(+0.76%)
2020-10-08
427,459(+0.74%)6,245(+0.73%)
2020-10-09
430,666(+0.75%)6,293(+0.77%)
2020-10-10
433,712(+0.71%)6,353(+0.95%)
2020-10-11
436,979(+0.75%)6,394(+0.65%)
2020-10-12
439,161(+0.5%)6,438(+0.69%)
2020-10-13
442,118(+0.67%)6,466(+0.43%)
2020-10-14
444,711(+0.59%)6,507(+0.63%)
2020-10-15
447,383(+0.6%)6,543(+0.55%)
2020-10-16
449,935(+0.57%)6,589(+0.7%)
2020-10-17
452,660(+0.61%)6,629(+0.61%)
2020-10-18
455,146(+0.55%)6,658(+0.44%)
2020-10-19
456,865(+0.38%)6,685(+0.41%)
2020-10-20
459,154(+0.5%)6,714(+0.43%)
2020-10-21
461,475(+0.51%)6,755(+0.61%)
2020-10-22
463,858(+0.52%)6,790(+0.52%)
2020-10-23
466,060(+0.47%)6,830(+0.59%)
2020-10-24
468,238(+0.47%)6,854(+0.35%)
2020-10-25
470,270(+0.43%)6,882(+0.41%)
2020-10-26
472,068(+0.38%)6,902(+0.29%)
2020-10-27
474,054(+0.42%)6,940(+0.55%)
2020-10-28
476,034(+0.42%)6,958(+0.26%)
2020-10-29
477,895(+0.39%)6,983(+0.36%)
2020-10-30
480,082(+0.46%)7,007(+0.34%)
2020-10-31
481,863(+0.37%)7,025(+0.26%)
2020-11-01
483,832(+0.41%)7,051(+0.37%)
2020-11-02
485,609(+0.37%)7,076(+0.35%)
2020-11-03
487,335(+0.36%)7,089(+0.18%)
2020-11-04
489,502(+0.44%)7,104(+0.21%)
2020-11-05
491,354(+0.38%)7,131(+0.38%)
2020-11-06
493,527(+0.44%)7,155(+0.34%)
2020-11-07
495,421(+0.38%)7,180(+0.35%)
2020-11-08
497,563(+0.43%)7,206(+0.36%)
2020-11-09
499,190(+0.33%)7,231(+0.35%)
2020-11-10
501,311(+0.42%)7,261(+0.41%)
2020-11-11
503,159(+0.37%)7,281(+0.28%)
2020-11-12
505,424(+0.45%)7,302(+0.29%)
2020-11-13
507,602(+0.43%)7,327(+0.34%)
2020-11-14
509,903(+0.45%)7,354(+0.37%)
2020-11-15
511,304(+0.27%)7,372(+0.24%)
2020-11-16
512,850(+0.3%)7,393(+0.28%)
2020-11-17
514,270(+0.28%)7,412(+0.26%)
2020-11-18
516,616(+0.46%)7,441(+0.39%)
2020-11-19
519,148(+0.49%)7,480(+0.52%)
2020-11-20
521,988(+0.55%)7,500(+0.27%)
2020-11-21
524,223(+0.43%)7,524(+0.32%)
2020-11-22
526,780(+0.49%)7,559(+0.47%)
2020-11-23
528,833(+0.39%)7,582(+0.3%)
2020-11-24
531,050(+0.42%)7,615(+0.44%)
2020-11-25
533,355(+0.43%)7,644(+0.38%)
2020-11-26
535,449(+0.39%)7,674(+0.39%)
2020-11-27
537,747(+0.43%)7,697(+0.3%)
2020-11-28
539,899(+0.4%)7,718(+0.27%)
2020-11-29
541,873(+0.37%)7,742(+0.31%)
2020-11-30
543,888(+0.37%)7,761(+0.25%)
2020-12-01
545,545(+0.3%)7,788(+0.35%)
2020-12-02
547,308(+0.32%)7,817(+0.37%)
2020-12-03
549,228(+0.35%)7,848(+0.4%)
2020-12-04
551,179(+0.36%)7,877(+0.37%)
Sources: MOHFW

March 2020

April 2020

April 2021

Response

A COVID Hospital in Bareilly, UP COVID Hospital Bareilly.jpg
A COVID Hospital in Bareilly, UP

State Government Response

Public Health Strategy

30 April 2020 - UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also directed officials to add 52,000 additional beds in the COVID-19 hospitals in the state. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi told reporters on Wednesday that while 17,000 beds would be added by the Health Department, 35,000 beds would be added by the Medical Educational Department. "The Health Department will increase 10,000 beds in level one, 5,000 beds in level two (with oxygen) and 2,000 beds in level three (with ventilator). The Medical Education Department will increase 20,000 beds in level one, 10,000 beds in level two and 5,000 beds in level three," he said. [32]

Containment and Quarantine strategy

17 March - The Uttar Pradesh government extended the closure of all educational institutions, cinemas, shopping malls, swimming pool, gyms, multiplexes and tourists places in the state till April 2. [33]

Slaughterhouses in state were ordered to be closed from 22 to 24 March. [34]

22 March - Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the lockdown of fifteen districts in state, from 22 to 25 March, including Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Bareilly, Lucknow, Saharanpur, Meerut, Lakhimpur, Azamgarh, Firozabad, Gorakhpur and others. [35]

26 May - The Uttar Pradesh government has decided that arriving flight passengers will have to follow 14-day quarantine at their own homes. On sixth day of home quarantine, flyers can get themselves tested and end the quarantine. Business travellers with return ticket within 6 days will be exempt but will not be allowed to enter containment zones. [36]

Public Awareness

17 March - District magistrates were instructed to spread awareness through posters and banners on the viral disease. Additionally, an appeal was made to religious leaders to avoid crowding in temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches. [37]

Unlock 1.0

June 1 - The Government of UP released a new order that allowed the following to open up: [38]

  • Opening of all offices from June 1, 2020
  • Markets opening on a rotation basis from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Supermarkets, beauty parlours and salons were allowed to open
  • No passes are required for inter-state travel except in Noida and Ghaziabad
  • Taxis and rickshaws can take passengers as per the seating capacity in the vehicle
  • Roadways buses are allowed to ply, but no passenger is allowed to stand in these buses
  • Sweet shops have been allowed to open, but without the dining space
  • Wedding halls could open, but they were not allowed to accommodate more than 30 people
  • Two people (rider and pillion) are allowed on two-wheelers but with face masks

The lockdown will remain in place in the state till June 30, shopping malls, religious places and hotels and restaurants will open from June 8. The decision on reopening schools and colleges will be taken in July. [39]

Migrant workers crisis

Transportation to home state

On 28 March, the Uttar Pradesh government arranged for 1,000 buses to ferry migrant labourers who were stranded on the border districts owing to a countrywide lockdown without consulting Delhi State Government that resulted in huge chaos on border. Officials of the Transport Department, bus drivers and conductors were contacted on Friday night to help the people who were stranded in Noida, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr and Aligarh, among other places. [40]

On 25 April, a day after the Yogi Adityanath government announced that it would bring back UP labourers stranded in other states, the first batch of 2,224 workers, who had completed quarantine period of two weeks in Haryana, were brought back to the state in the first phase of the exercise on Saturday. [41]

On 5 May the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi informed that over 65000 workers have been brought back from different states. He said that anyone from another state who is stranded in UP can register on 'Jansunwai' portal to seek help. “People from UP stranded in other states can get themselves registered” [42] On 7 May the Additional Chief Secretary informed that around 51,371 had reached UP so far.

“Today 43 trains have arrived in the state carrying migrant laborers. With the help of these trains, 51,371 workers arrived from different states. Today, 13 more trains will come before 12 pm, about 15,500-15,600 laborers will come. We have given permission for about 43 trains,” These 43 trains arrived at stations such as Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Kannauj, Banda, Azamgarh, Barabanki, Sitapur and Unnao. There were 51,371 workers and labourers on these 43 trains. [43] On 9 May the Additional Chief Secretary informed that so far, 97 trains carrying migrant workers have entered into Uttar Pradesh from other states and 17 more trains will arrive by evening today. Government has allowed plying of 98 more trains which will arrive tomorrow and day after tomorrow. [44]

An Air India Express flight also brought back 182 Indians to Lucknow from Sharjah, UAE. [45] By 11 May, 184 trains had brought 2.26 lakh migrant workers from other states. 55 more trains will arrive in Uttar Pradesh today. Around 1 lakh migrant workers also returned by their own conveyance. [46] On 12 May the Additional Chief Secretary informed that so far, 233 trains had brought 281,408 migrant workers to the state. Today 13 trains have arrived till now and more will come in the coming days. All the passengers will be screened and medical checkups will be conducted. [47] On 14 May it was reported that so far, 318 'Shramik Special' trains have brought back 384,260 people to Uttar Pradesh. 67 more special trains will arrive in the state today. Permission has been granted for plying of 174 more such trains. [48]

Relief and essentials

On 21 March, CM Yogi Adityanath announced that the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give ₹1,000 (US$14) to all daily wage laborers affected due to coronavirus in the state. [49] On 1 May, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath directed that any worker or labourer of UP who is stranded in another state due to lockdown, can use his/her ration card number & avail its benefits there. Those who do not have a ration card, then under State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), food packets are being provided. [50]

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath transferred Rs 225.39 Crores to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) beneficiaries through direct bank transfer. [51] The state government has instructed to provide Rs 1000 to migrant workers who have been asked to remain in home quarantine after their return from other states. [52] On 25 May the CM directed that the migration commission that is being constituted will be named Kaamgar, Shramik (Seva Ayojan and Rojgaar) Kalyan Ayog, to employ migrant workers/labourers. Under this commission, social security will be guaranteed to workers/labourers by providing employment to them. [53]

Administrative changes

Transportation for non-migrants stranded in other states

The Uttar Pradesh government has said that Perpetrators be charged under the stringent National Security Act, Epidemic Act and the Disaster Management Act for resorting to violence and preventing the health and police officials from doing their duty. The state government has decided to use the UP Recovery of Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020 against those indulging in violence.

Following several attacks on doctors and other health officials, and subsequent demands from ICMR and Resident Doctors Association, the Union Government brought an ordinance to amend The Epidemic Diseases Act. [58] Under it, the guilty can be sent to jail for three months to five years, with a fine of Rs.50,000 to Rs.2 lakh. However, if there is grievous injury then the guilty could be sent to jail for six months to seven years and fined Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. [59] More than 8000 people have been fined in the state till date for violation of social distancing norms and for not wearing masks. [60]

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Unlock phase 1- Kanpur railway station on 4 June 2020

Impact

Environment

Due to lower pollution levels in state during the imposition of lockdown, Himalayan range became visible from Saharanpur. [61]

Education

Since the closure of educational institutions in lockdown, alternate education strategies like online classes have been adopted in urban areas. While lakhs of children living in villages are deprived of the alternative. [62]

Social

Violence against medical staff and police

Medical staff and police were attacked by villagers while trying to enforce lockdown in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar. [63] [64] In Moradabad, a mob tried to stop a medical team from taking a coronavirus-infected man into isolation by pelting stones at the ambulance while damaging a police vehicle. [65] Five of the seventeen arrested stone pelters tested positive in COVID-19 tests. [66] Locals in Aligarh also pelted stones at police as they tried to enforce lockdown, while in Bahraich people attached police team for refusing to offer namaz in mosque. [67] [68] [69] Healthcare workers and police were attacked and stone pelted in Kanpur when nine members of a family who had been in close contact with a coronavirus positive patient were being taken to a quarantine facility. [70]

Testing statistics

Total samples tested7,17,38,740
Sample Tested per million population3,59,031
COVID-19 Positive17,09,234
Negative1,94,09,214
Recovered16,86,128
As of 29 August 2021

Testing Costs

On 19 June 2020, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that it has fixed the maximum price for COVID-19 tests at ₹2,500. "The price has been fixed in two categories. The first one relates to the corona testing at private or corporate hospitals. In this case, the charges will not be more than ₹2,000 per person. The same applies to a situation where these hospitals tie up with private labs. The second category is that of private pathology or diagnostic labs where the rate cannot exceed ₹2,500," a government spokesperson said. [71]

Testing Facilities

Currently there are 121 government laboratories conducting COVID-19 Testing. [72] Government has also permitted testing in 44 privately operated labs.[ citation needed ]

Statistics

DistrictTotal casesRecoveriesDeathsActive cases
Total17,08,79316,85,44922,774570
Agra 25,73425,2694578
Aligarh 21,27621,1681080
Ambedkar Nagar 5,0264,8731503
Amethi 9,9589,8151430
Amroha 16,61016,4052032
Auraiya 10,0799,8742032
Ayodhya 16,91216,6192903
Azamgarh 17,88617,6542284
Baghpat 9,1288,9841413
Bahraich 11,54611,3651783
Ballia 21,60621,3722331
Balrampur 7,4857,3461381
Banda 10,98510,8311531
Barabanki 19,83219,5982259
Bareilly 43,97143,5903765
Basti 11,71411,3833301
Bhadohi 7,7177,5521632
Bijnor 14,78814,6791081
Budaun 14,92414,825981
Bulandshahr 20,20119,9582412
Chandauli 16,19715,8393562
Chitrakoot 7,1067,027790
Deoria 20,21219,9862188
Etah 9,9639,865980
Etawah 13,92713,6322932
Farrukhabad 10,34010,1441942
Fatehpur 6,8006,6581393
Firozabad 8,7158,5801350
Gautam Buddha Nagar 63,22262,74346613
Ghaziabad 55,62055,14946110
Ghazipur 21,63521,34328111
Gonda 12,28112,0202610
Gorakhpur 59,37658,51284816
Hamirpur 5,2295,1261012
Hapur 12,62712,4062174
Hardoi 13,75413,4023493
Hathras 2,9172,874430
Jalaun 11,66011,4542024
Jaunpur 22,56722,3252348
Jhansi 36,53835,8676638
Kannauj 9,2199,1011144
Kanpur Dehat 6,1896,0731106
Kanpur Nagar 82,89280,9681,90420
Kasganj 4,2474,193531
Kaushambi 4,4164,346682
Kushinagar 15,61015,32322859
Lakhimpur Kheri 24,40524,10029213
Lalitpur 12,73412,6031283
Lucknow 2,38,6412,35,9292,65161
Maharajganj 12,38712,2411388
Mahoba 4,2684,181861
Mainpuri 10,0169,79918136
Mathura 20,27219,86536839
Mau 8,3238,242801
Meerut 69,42168,51189713
Mirzapur 11,08110,9641161
Moradabad 39,09438,7403495
Muzaffarnagar 30,99930,7242696
Pilibhit 11,02710,8341930
Pratapgarh 16,02315,8621610
Prayagraj 78,60177,4941,07334
Rae Bareli 17,07416,72332031
Rampur 11,81511,6651464
Saharanpur 32,74932,3244205
Sambhal 9,4369,3291052
Sant Kabir Nagar 8,1578,058981
Shahjahanpur 20,35219,9054434
Shamli 12,97412,928451
Shrawasti 4,3854,348352
Siddharthnagar 9,3649,2581006
Sitapur 12,39212,2061851
Sonbhadra 16,79916,53525113
Sultanpur 14,90714,7611388
Unnao 14,99614,7382544
Varanasi 85,46484,46697127
As of 2021-08-10 [73]

Charts

The numbers are from data published by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on their website. [74]
Source: covid19india.org

Graph source: Data from MoHFW
Graph source: Data from covid19india.org `

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