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Section 144 imposed in Noida till April 14 after district records 58 COVID-19 cases

"Even after the lockdown is lifted, no political, religious, social, sports, cultural gatherings will be allowed to take place. Legal action will be taken in case of non-compliance," Suhas LY, DM Gautam Buddh Nagar said.

By: Express News Service | Noida | Updated: April 5, 2020 7:20:41 pm
coronavirus testing kits, coronavirus outbreak, India lockdown, Covid-19 pandemic, delhi news, indian express news At the Delhi-UP border in Noida, Friday. (Photo: Abhinav Saha)

With Noida reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh, the district administration has imposed section 144 in Gautam Buddh Nagar till April 14.

The fresh order prohibits gathering of more than four people at a public space in order to prevent further spread of the virus. While the restrictions were initially announced till April 30, the administration later amended its order to April 14.

“Keeping in mind the present coronavirus situation in the district and in an effort to contain it’s spread, section 144 is being imposed in the district. Even after the lockdown is lifted, no political, religious, social, sports, cultural gatherings will be allowed to take place. Rallies, processions are also prohibited till the given time frame. Legal action will be taken in case of non-compliance,” said Suhas LY, District Magistrate, Gautam Buddh Nagar.

According to the officials, action under Section 188 (disobeying official order) would be taken if any person is found flouting the order.

In a video conference with the state’s MLAs and MPs, Yogi Adityanath discussed measures to ensure that crowds do not gather when the nationwide lockdown is lifted on April 15.

Till Saturday evening, 58 positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Gautam Buddh Nagar alone, as the state tally stood at 264.

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