Uttar Pradesh is one of the most populous states in India and the Covid 19 virus is now heavily affecting the state with a tremendous surge of 35000 people testing positive for the virus. With such surges, UP is now one of the worst affected states in India.
In the increasing numbers, the amount of fatalities have also seen a rise. Several VIPs have succumbed to death due to the virus such as High Court Judge Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava and BJP MLA from Nawabganj, Kesar Singh Gangwar. The death toll in the state has surpassed 11 thousand.
Uttar Pradesh government has also extended the on going lockdown to prevent the excessive spread of the virus.