Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday justified the weekend lockdown in four districts of the State, pointing out that it will help to clamp down on Covid-19 transmissions, especially super-spreaders of the virus.
In a review meeting regarding COVID-19 cases in Udham Singh Nagar district, which had emerged as a hotbed, the chief minister said Uttarakhand was under lockdown last week, which has brought good results. There were three super-spreaders in Udham Singh Nagar which caused rise in COVID-19 cases there."
"There was no information about domestic workers as one had infected 49 people in a particular area. The implementation of the lockdown has been successful in this regard," Mr Rawat said.
Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar are the four districts which will observe a lockdown on weekends.
He also added that 110 Army personnel in Dehradun have tested COVID-19 positive, out of which around 100 cases have come up in last 2-3 days.