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COVID-19 Lockdown: Police team tries to stop collective prayer, attacked

COVID-19 Lockdown: Police team tries to stop collective prayer, attacked
Kannauj: A police team was attacked in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon when they tried to stop a family from offering ‘namaaz’ collectively.

The chowki in-charge and two other police personnel were injured in the attack. They have been admitted to the district hospital.

The attackers also damaged the motorcycle of a LIU personnel.

Additional forces were called in and four persons have been taken into custody.

The entire area is now being monitored by drone cameras.

Meanwhile, there has been a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh with at least 46 fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours, taking to 172 the total number of coronavirus patients in the state as on Friday, a senior health official said.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in UP was reported to be 126 on Thursday night.

“Till Friday afternoon the total number of positive COVID-19 cases across the state are 172,” a senior health official told PTI.

The sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, officials said, was due to confirmation of coronavirus in the samples of over three dozen people across the state who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi.

“The exact breakup of the districts will be made available later,” they said.

Earlier, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state was 134 as on Friday morning with a total of eight fresh cases reported in Agra and Jaunpur.

While six COVID-19 cases were found to be positive in Agra, two positive cases were reported in Jaunpur, they said.

“Six more COVID-19 positive cases have found here. The total number of cases in the district are 18 now,” Agra District Magistrate Prabhu Narain Singh said.

“Two more case have been found to be coronavirus positive in Jaunpur. Now the total positive cases in the district are three,” Jaunpur District Magistrate Dinesh Kumar Singh said. The two fresh cases are of those who attended the Tablighi Jamat congregation in New Delhi, he said.

According to officials, the district-wise tally of 134 coronavirus cases as on Friday morning included – Gautambudh Nagar (48), Meerut (24), Agra (18), Lucknow (10), Ghaziabad (9), Bareilly (6), Bulandshahr and Jaunpur (3 each), Basti, Varanasi, and Pilibhit (2 each), Ghazipur, Hapur, Baghpat, Shamli, Moradabad, Kanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri (1 each).

Of these 134 COVID-19 cases, 17 have been fully cured and discharged while two have died — one each in Meerut and Basti.

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