New Delhi: Due to rise in Coronavirus cases, the Agra district administration on Thursday announced that religious places and educational institutions will remain shut till October 15. Earlier, School and college management had said that normal classes would resume from October 1. Also Read - SP Objects to Use of Red, Green Tiles in Railway Hospital Toilet, Calls it Insult to Party Flag

Agra reported 57 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The total number now stands at 5,760, of which 4,875 have been discharged. The number of deaths is 127, while the number of active cases has come down to 758, health officials said on Thursday. Also Read - Two Men Cheat UK-Returned Doctor, Sell Him ‘Aladdin ka Chirag’ For Rs 2.5 Cr in Meerut

The District Magistrate has warned against crowding at sample collection centres, directing the authorities  to carry out sampling without violation of social distancing norms. Senior police officials said those not wearing masks would be fined on the spot. Also Read - After Tamil Nadu & Madhya Pradesh, UP to Now Provide Free Corona Vaccine to All Its Residents

Shopkeepers too have been warned that their establishments would be closed if social distancing and mask-wearing norms are flouted.