Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all the National Capital Region (NCR) district officials to be vigilant, following an increase in fresh COVID cases in Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar, according to an official statement.
During a meeting, the chief minister observed that over the past few days, there has been a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state's neighbouring areas and its impact can be seen in the NCR districts.
He asked officials to put all the NCR districts on alert mode, it said. Seeing the current circumstances, the entire NCR has been put on alert mode, it added.
Yogi Adityanath also directed officials to send samples of COVID-19 patients for genome sequencing.
According to the statement, Gautam Buddh Nagar reported 70 COVID-19 cases and Ghaziabad 11 on Saturday.
Yogi Adityanath asked officials to ramp up the administration of the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines to all adults.
Booster doses are being administered at 700 private vaccination centres in the state.