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CM Yogi Adityanath declares Gorakhpur 'Covid free'

CM Yogi Adityanath declares Gorakhpur Covid free

The city of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh has been declared 'free' from Covid-19 by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who went on to congratulate healthcare workers and citizens for the feat.

"In Gorakhpur, the holy land of Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath ji, the number of corona infected has become zero today. This achievement is due to the active participation of the district administration, the tireless work of the committed health workers and disciplined cooperation from honourable and dedicated public representatives and the people of Gorakhpur," Adityanath said on Koo, an Indian microblogging and social networking service.

The number of active cases in Uttar Pradesh have stayed below 100 since October. On Saturday, the active cases went down by four and stands at 91. The state recorded just five new Covid-19 cases and one related fatality in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health ministry. Gorakhpur is also the stronghold of Yogi Adityanath from where he first established himself as a politician and a member of the Hindu Yuva Vahini outfit. He has contested from Gorakhpur twice to become a Member of Parliament.

Meanwhile, India recorded 10,929 fresh coronavirus cases that took its infection tally to 3,43,44,683, while 392 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,60,265, according to health ministry. The number of active cases came down to 1,46,950 from 1,48,922 on Friday, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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