Posted on April 4, 2020, 2:55 PM IST
Seeing the sudden spurt in positive corona virus cases in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to distribute free masks to the poor. Almost 66 crore masks will be distributed to the poor in different parts of the state. These washable masks will be made out of a special Khadi Fabric and can be reused even after the lockdown. The decision came in this morning after a meeting with health and other senior officials in the government.
The highly contagious coronavirus is a respiratory virus that spreads through droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person especially when they cough or sneeze. Masks help in preventing the spread of nasal and oral droplets.
India has reported 2902 active coronavirus cases and Uttar Pradesh has 174 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (Data from Ministry of Health and family affair) with two deaths related to Covid-19. According to IANS report, Uttar Pradesh also reported 50 fresh cases yesterday in Gautam Buddha Nagar and Meerut.