In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Noida Administration has announced to shut all the swimming pools in the district. As per the official order by the Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhash LY on April 13, 2021, the swimming pools have been closed with immediate effect till further notice.
As per reports, all the gyms in the district have also been directed to shut in order to check the spread of coronavirus.
The Health Department has also reportedly reserved 50 per cent of beds in private hospitals for the local people and guidelines have also been issued to all hospitals in this regard. It has been done as several patients had to recently face a problem due to a shortage of beds.
These steps come almost a week after the Gautam Budh Nagar administration imposed a night curfew in the entire district amid rising coronavirus infections. The curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 5 am till April 17. However, all movement essential goods/commodities and essential/medical services shall be exempted from restrictions.
This is to be noted that the Gautam Buddh Nagar in western Uttar Pradesh is one of the worst-coronavirus-hit districts. It recorded 229 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths on Tuesday. This is the first time in over four months that the district witnessed more than a single Covid-19-related death in a day. Back on November 24, 2020, it had recorded three deaths. District's Covid-19 caseload has now increased to 27,957, of which, 1,602 are active cases.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are currently 95,980 active cases.
(With inputs from agencies)