UP corona count is now 121

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The number of corona positive cases in Uttar Pradesh is now 121. Seventeen patients have been completely cured.

The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) home, Avanish Awasthi, said on Thursday that samples of 429 people who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have been sent for testing.

“The cases are not rising exponentially, as only 8 cases have been reported since Wednesday,” he said.

The ACS said that so far, 1,172 persons who had come to UP on tourist visas have been identified, of which 884 had been quarantined.

Two persons who attended the Jamaat have tested corona positive in Meerut and Ghazipur.

He said that 287 persons were foreigners and 286 had been quarantined. Thirty-two FIRs had been registered in 13 districts against those who had violated norms by attending religious programme on a tourist visa. The passports of 211 persons had been impounded.