New Delhi: The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to completely seal the areas that have emerged as hotspots of the coronavirus infection in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
The districts that are to be placed under fresh restrictions include Lucknow, Noida, Ghaziabad, Sitapur, Kanpur, Agra, Ferozabad, Bareilly, Meerut, Shamli, Saharanpur, Bulandshahr, Varanasi, Maharajganj and Basti.
In Agra, there are 22 identified hotspots, 13 in Ghaziabad, 12 each in Gautam Buddha Nagar and Kanpur, 4 in Varanasi, 3 in Shamli, 7 in Meerut, 3 each in Bulandshahr, Basti and Ferozabad, 1 each in Bareilly and Sitapur, 4 each in Saharanpur and Maharajganj and 12 in Lucknow.
The hotspots will remain sealed till April 15 during which intensive sanitisation work will be undertaken.
In Agra, the hotspots have emerged in HP East, N Padi, R North, R South, Nayagher, Ram Nagar, Mantola, Bichpuri, Chhatta, Lady Loyal, HP East, Tajganj, SNMC, Jamunapar, SANMC, Jagdishpura, Saiyam, Sahaganj 1, Khandauli.
In Gautam Buddha Nagar, Nirala Green Shire in Sector 2, Patwari, Omicron in Sector 3, Palm Olympia, Gaur City 2 and Mehak Residency in Greater Noida; and Logics Blossom County and Paras Tiera in Sector 137, Sector 27 and 28, Wazidpur, Ace Golf Shine Society in Sector 50, Arun Vihar in Sector 37, Supertech Capetown in Sector 74, Hyde Park in sector 78, Lotus Boulevard in Sector 100 and Designered Park in 62, Grand Omaxe in Sector 93B and JJ Colony in Sector 5 of Noida have been identified.
In Varanasi, the four areas identified as hotspots include Gangapur, Lohta, Madanpura and Bajardiha.
In Saharanpur, Bakrivala locality under Kutubsher police station, Dholikhal, Mahipura locality in Janakpuri and Dumjheda under Chilkana police station are to be put under complete lockdown.
In Kanpur, Halim Muslim School in Chamanganj, Humayun Masjid in Colonelganj, Haji Inayat Masjid, Sheikh Laalman Masjid and Hata Wali Masjid in Coolie Bazar, Khair Masjid, Naseemabad Masjid and Madrasa Hidayat Ullah in Machariya of Naubasta, Soofa Masjid, Bilal Masjid in Babupurva, Kajiyani Masjid and Rahmniya Masjid in Ghatampur, Badi Masjid in Baripal are the 13 identified hotspots.
In Bulandshahr, Bulandshahr Sadar, Sikandrabad, Jahangirbad Kotvali have been placed under complete lockdown.
In Bareilly, only Shubhash Nagar area has been sealed.
In Shamli, Nanupuri area in Timarsa, Jinjhana town and Bhaisani Islampur village have emerged as hotspots.
In Meerut, Shastri Nagar, Sector 13, Sarai Behleem, Humanyu Nagar, Harnamdas Road, Surya Nagar, Madina Masjid in Azad Nagar Colony, Mahalka village in Mawana Tehsil, Arafatwali Masjid in Kalyan Singh area, Chhapparwali Masjid in Munnalal area, AAS Degree College in Bada Mahadev area and Khiwai town in Sardhana Tehsil have been identified.
In Lucknow, Masjid Ali Jaan Cantonment, Mohammadi Masjid under Wazirganj police station, Phoolbagh Masjid and Nazarbagh Masjid under Kaiserbagh police station, area near Mohmmadiya Masjid under Shahadatganj police station, area near Pir Makka Masjid under Talkatora station, Triveni Nagar, Rajauli Masjid under Gudamba station, Vijay Khand Gomti Nagar, Indira Nagar, Khurram Nagar, area near IIM Power House have been sealed.
The list will be updated as and when more information comes in.