The step was taken after 12 people in the area were tested positive. (Photo Credit: IANS)
Cantonment area of Lucknow has been sealed for 48 hours as 12 people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi tested positive for coronavirus. According to reports, only Quick Response Teams and medical teams will be allowed to enter into the area during this period. The curfew came into force from Saturday midnight.
Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Uttar Pradesh has increased to 257, with 75 more cases being reported in the past 24 hours.
The overall district-wise tally since the coronavirus crisis began is - Gautam Buddha Nagar (58), Agra (44), Meerut (25), Ghaziabad (14), Saharanpur (13), Lucknow (10), Kanpur (7), Bareilly, Shamli and Maharajganj (6 each), Basti, Varanasi (5 each), Firozabad and Hathras (4 each), Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Bulandshahr, Pratapgarh (3 each), Pilibhit, Mirzapur, Baghpat (2 each), Shahjahanpur Hardoi, Hapur, Moradabad, Lakhimpur Kheri and Banda (1 each).
Earlier, twelve Tablighi Jamaat members from Nepal who were quarantined at a mosque here were on Saturday booked for allegedly violating the lockdown orders imposed to combat the coronavirus threat, police said.
The twelve were quarantined at a local mosque under Kotwali police station area some day ago but were found violating the lockdown orders, they said.
A case under various sections of the IPC and the Epidemic Diseases Act was registered against them, police said.