New Delhi: Noida police has registered 96 FIRs and challaned 1995 vehicles for violating the lockdown and section 144 in the district. Notably, Noida went under lockdown after Gautam Buddh Nagar district reported eight positive cases of COVID-19, nearly one-third of the cases in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - UN Chief Gueterres Calls For 'Global Ceasefire' to Unite Nations Against Coronavirus Pandemic

Yesterday, the Centre had asked the states to strictly enforce the lockdown and take legal actions against those who violate the rules. “States asked to strictly enforce lockdown. Legal action against violators,” the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had directed. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

Besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also urged citizens to take the restrictions seriously. He also asked the state governments to follow the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the centre to combat the epidemic.

“Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to get the rules and laws followed”, tweeted PM.

According to the reports, a total of 1,675 people were under surveillance, while 134 isolated/quarantined in hospitals in Gautam Buddh Nagar.

Earlier, four Noida residents from sectors 41, 74, 78, 100, one in Greater Noida”s Alpha 1 and one Delhi-based man had tested positive for coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar, the officials said.Uttar Pradesh has so far reported 28 coronavirus cases, including one foreigner, while across India the number of COVID-19 cases stood at 471.