A private school has been closed in UP’s Muzaffarnagar for three days after a teacher died of COVID-19, officials said.
Chanchal Saxena the school principal said the management has asked its staff members and students to get themselves tested for COVID-19 after the teacher succumbed to the virus in Muzaffarnagar Medical College on Friday.
Meanwhile, authorities decided to impose night curfew from April 10 to April 18 in the district in view of the rising COVID-19 cases. The curfew timings will be from 9 pm to 5 am.
According to Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 1,31,968 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the total count of cases has gone up to 1,30,60,542.
The death toll has gone up to 1,67,642. The country has 9,79,608 active cases. A total of 61,899 people recovered or were discharged on Thursday taking the total number of recoveries to 1,19,13,292.
Nine states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, and the Union Territory of Delhi account for 83.29 percent of the new cases.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of new cases at 58,993. Out of the total 58,993 cases recorded in the state, Mumbai recorded 9,200 new Covid-19 cases.
There are 5,34,603 active cases in Maharashtra.