New Delhi: The Yogi government stepped up the fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus on Wednesday and announced that 15 districts in UP will be sealed off from Wednesday midnight to April 13 midnight. The stepped-up lockdown will take place during the ongoing lockdown, which is supposed to end on April 14. Though no decision has been taken on whether the extension will be extended or not, most states, including UP, are in favour of an extension. Also Read - How Novel Coronavirus Affects Your Nervous System?

So, what is the difference between a lockdown and sealing off? Residents of these areas won’t be allowed to go out at all. Essential items will be home delivered. Also Read - Virus May be an Invisible Enemy, But Our COVID-19 Warriors Are Invincible: PM Modi



Here is a list of the UP districts: Also Read - Over 8,000 COVID-19 Cases Recorded in India For Second Straight Day, Total Tally Goes Beyond 1.90 Lakh Mark; Death Toll at 5,394 | 10 Points

Lucknow
Ghaziabad
Agra
Gautam Buddha Nagar
Kanpur
Varanasi
Shamli
Meerut
Bareilly
Bulandshahr
Firozabad
Maharajganj
Sitapur
Saharanpur
Basti



These districts have emerged as hotspots of coronavirus infection, especially after Delhi’s Nizamuddin event.