Despite the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a massive crowd was seen at the vegetable markets in Moradabad and Ghazipur on Saturday morning.

People gathered in huge numbers at the markets flouting social distancing norms. Most of the customers and shopkeepers were seen without masks and no volunteers or authorities were managing the crowd.

In order to control the new infections, the Uttar Pradesh government has extended the closure of the schools for classes one to eight to April 11.

Delhi recorded 3,594 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday while Uttar Pradesh registered over 2,070 fresh COVID-19 cases.

As per the union health ministry update on Saturday morning, close to 90,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the country.

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