Ghazipur, is a town in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Ghazipur city is the administrative headquarters of the Ghazipur district, one of the four districts that form the Varanasi division of Uttar Pradesh.
Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Ghazipur has been converted to a temporary shelter home by the Delhi government to accommodate homeless and migrant workers amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
With a national lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, scores of migrants here were seen heading back to their hometowns on foot to nearby districts in Uttar Pradesh.
Rickshaw pullers on their way to their respective hometowns because of lack of work in the the capital city following the nationwide lockdown were turned back by Police at the Akshardham flyover, here on Saturday.
Amid the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, police are conducting checks on the non-essential movement of people at the Delhi-Noida border on Saturday.
Police stopped people in large numbers late Friday evening who tried to cross the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Ghazipur.
With demand up for face masks and hand sanitisers, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak these items have also become pricier according to vegetable sellers in Ghazipur Sabzi mandi.
Bahujan Samaj Party MP Afzal Ansari on Friday allocated Rs 39.50 lakh from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to Ghazipur District Magistrate for buying ventilators and other medical equipment to combat COVID-19 outbreak.
Wholesale markets across the country are facing acute problems, not because of the shortage of vegetables but due to the lack of supply, which has led to steep rise in prices due to the 21-day lockdown in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 outbreak.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Virendra Singh has released Rs 25 lakh to Ballia and Rs 10 lakh to Ghazipur district for purchasing masks, sanitizers and medicines from his MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund, to fight coronavirus.
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