Coronavirus pandemic in Uttar Pradesh – Karma, Uttar Pradesh

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Every day was a fun day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oh! Not really

Coronavirus was initially confirmed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with the first positive case in the city Ghaziabad. 79 patients are from some recognize Hospital, Agra. In Kanpur city, which has emerged as a coronavirus red zone district, close to one-third of the total 170 cases (till 26th April) is focus in few madrasas where over 53 students mostly between 10 and 20 years have tested positive over there.  21 out of 75 districts are completely Corona-free.

There are disturbing reports of delivery personnel from ‘essential services’ are being beaten up due to coronavirus. As the survey shows that the percentage of individuals unable to get timely deliveries of essential goods from e-commerce grocery apps. It makes the global outbreak of the COVID-19, which has led to persons pushing confined in their houses; the remote-working and video conferencing platform has witnessed an unprecedented surge in valuation and users. And it seems like essentials are not available and essential services seem to be not working. Google shows that state has shown a major percent drop in trips to public places amid the nationwide lockdown, and with the central and state governments asking people to stay home and maintain social distancing. 

Covid-19 is the modern version of Spanish flu

On 17 March, the Uttar Pradesh government extended the closure of all appreciable educational institutions, cinemas, shopping malls, swimming pool, gyms, multiplexes and tourists places over there. District magistrates were ordered to spread awareness through posters and banners on the viral disease. Additionally, an appeal was made to religious leaders and people to avoid crowding in temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches. Slaughterhouses in state were ordered to be closed till the further notice.

CM Yogi Adityanath had given the statement on 21 March that the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give ₹1,000 (US$14) to all possible daily wage laborers affected due to coronavirus in the region.On 30 March 2020, the migrant workers arereturning to Bareilly from Delhi were sprayed with disinfectant as a good measure to curb the effects of coronavirus.On 18 April 2020, many Stranded Students in Kota Leave for Their houses in UP after Thorough Screening. Many buses from Uttar Pradesh on Friday reached Kota in Rajasthan to pick up about 9,000 stranded students and drop them to their native places.

The pandemic has pushed us into maintaining social distancing, but the challenge is also to remain hyper-connected via the internet and isolate COVID-19. OSAMA MANZAR, DEF

On 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. As per 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.

Healthcare workers getting infected is the worst thing to happen because healthcare professionals are most required resource at this time. – MuditDandwate, Dozee

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.


The discharge ratio is also growing in Uttar Pradesh, with 187 people cured so far translating to an above 12% recovery figure. In fact, in one of the hotspots (NOIDA) ,there are now only 49 active cases are left while a major number of 54 people have been cured of the disease. 21 deaths have been measured in UP with the western part of the state more affected by the infection but officials said the number of fresh cases was even reducing in certain parts. Agra city is reporting the maximum number of 300—plus active cases so far.

“Uttar Pradesh was earlier criticized for not testing enough and a worry was expressed that the low numbers of infections reported from UP could be a case of testing being at low levels. This concern has been addressed with more testing while number of infections have not risen exponentially,” a senior UP government official told ET. UP has ramped up the testing capacity over the last ten days, testing nearly ..3,500 people daily now and the highest number of nearly 4000 samples in a single day were tested in UP on Wednesday.

Providing meals to the economically weaker sections and testing kits to diagnostic units are critical requirements at this stage. – Ahmed ElSheikh, PepsiCo

Tourism platform are on loosened graph. Bookings were down to a great percentage in February and continuous to sink as coronavirus chaos works. As larger of funds and money will stand it in good stead until an inevitable tourism upswing. Many niche and small experience platforms selling gig tickets or shared food experiences face no alternative but to shift temporarily cancel activities.


Pool testing is going on in Lucknow, Meerut and Etawah and soon it definitely be started in Jhansi and Prayagraj.Pooling of samples involves testing them in batches and when pooled sample tests positive, then person samples are assessed. It reduces the number of test kits used, therefore, increases testing capacity.

No vaccine or medicine has been developed till now to cure this enigma. Hence prevention is the only solution.

A person must cover face, as it will help control the further spread of the virus from an infected person. Apart from this, nice social distancing and 20-seconds hand wash should also be done, apart from boosting ones immunity. Elderly persons especially individuals with medical conditions or co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes and heart disease should be looked after.

Deepti Mittal (Karma), is a voluntary Collaborative Editor of Indian Ruminations from Uttar Pradesh. She is a software engineer, content writer and animator by profession

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