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UP CM Yogi asks officials to confire sanitation drives in public places during mini lockdown.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to ensure sanitation drives are undertaken in all markets and public places during the weekend restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the corona virus.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to ensure sanitation drives are undertaken in all markets and public places during the weekend restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the corona virus. During a meeting to review the corona virus situation, Adityanath stressed on the need for cleanliness to curb contagious diseases like COVID-19.

He told officials to carry out campaigns to raise awareness on sanitation, use of masks and social distancing. He said the stricter curbs in crowded areas and markets on Saturdays and Sundays are meant to achieve the sanitation targets.

He also said proper medical screening and active surveillance and ambulance services can help control the COVID-19 death rate, according to an official statement. Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the UP government decided to impose a stricter lockdown on weekends “to stop the spread of the infection through unwanted physical movement”, Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Avanish Awasthi has said. On Tuesday, the chief minister also directed officials to ensure proper fire safety measures in COVID and non-COVID hospitals. He asked chief medical officers to monitor the functioning of all hospitals in their respective areas, the statement said.

He demanded utmost alertness from officials for flood mitigating measures and directed them to ensure repairing of embankments on priority. He said flood relief camps be set up in time and effective measures should be taken up to check the locust menace.

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Hriday Narayan Dikshit said three-day session of the state legislative assembly will begin on August 20.

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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dikshit on Sunday said a three-day session of the state legislative assembly will begin on August 20, with MLAs being seated leaving a seat between them vacant and occupying the visitors’ gallery to maintain social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have to ensure that during the session, scheduled to be held soon because of Constitutional obligations, COVID-19 protocol was strictly followed,” he had said.

Elaborating about the seating plan of the assembly, Mr. Dikshit on Sunday said the members will be seated leaving a seat between them vacant.Some of them will be seated in the lobby and the visitors’ gallery, he said.

“The MLAs will be thermally scanned before they enter the House. I am sure that members will come here wearing a mask. If they do not come wearing a mask, we will give them one,” he said.

Mr. Dikshit said the air conditioner of the legislature building will work as per the standards set by the central government.

“Governor Anandiben Patel has summoned the session of 17th Vidhan Sabha at 11 am on August 20. This will be the second session of the year,” U.P. Vidhan Sabha’s Principal Secretary Pradeep Dubey had recently said.

At present, there are 306 BJP MLAs in the U.P. Legislative Assembly, followed by 48 from the Samajwadi Party. The BSP has 18 MLAs, while Apna Dal (Sonelal), an ally of the BJP has nine MLAs.

The Congress has seven MLAs in the House, while the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party has four MLAs. There are three independent MLAs in the House. Rashtriya Lok Dal and Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Apna Dal has one MLA each in the U.P. Assembly.In the U.P. Legislative Assembly, there are 403 elected members.

 

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