Lucknow: The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government to monitor, tracing and testing Covid-19 patients. Explain that the Yogi Adityanath government has taken initiative to conduct door-to-door tests in rural areas to overcome the second wave of the fast-spreading corona.
The UP government has a model where they are tracing more and more people, especially in rural areas. Surveillance teams are going to the homes of everyone in the villages and till now they have visited 97,000 villages and tested people with symptoms of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the WHO also said on Tuesday that the coronavirus variant B1617, first identified in India last year, has been classified as a type of ‘global concern’ with some preliminary studies suggesting that ‘it is more Spreads easily ‘.
Significantly, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday extended the statewide coronavirus lockdown till May 17. In a statement, the UP government said- “Corona curfew imposed in the state is giving positive results, and it is helping to break the chain of corona infection. The number of active cases is falling. It has been decided to extend the corona curfew till 7 am on May 17. “
Corona’s active cases in U.P.
An official spokesman said on Monday that “Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a decline in the number of active corona cases and recovery rates have improved in the state.” He said that on April 24, more than 38,000 cases were seen in a single day. However, it has been witnessing a steady decline since then.”
The official said- “With the Test, Trace and Treat strategy, the state machinery is performing more than two lakh tests on an average daily. With this swift effort, the number of active cases has come down to 2.33 lakhs from about 3.10 lakhs on 30 April. That means a drop of about 77,000 in nine days (till Sunday).”