COVID-19: Curfew in Uttar Pradesh extended till May 10

Lucknow, India Published: May 05, 2021, 08:52 PM(IST)

Chief Minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath (C) arrives at the SRN Hospital to inspect the special Covid-19 coronavirus ward in Allahabad on April 9, 2021. Photograph:( AFP )

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The decision for extension has been taken for breaking the chain of coronavirus

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to increase the duration of the weekend lockdown till 7 am on May 10, an official spokesman said here.

"The corona curfew from Friday 8 pm to Tuesday 7 am, which was extended on May 3 for 48 hours and is in force till May 6 till 7 am has been further extended till Monday (May 10) 7 am," an official spokesman said here.

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All shops and establishments will now remain closed till Monday 7 am.

The official said that further decision to extend the curfew will be taken on Sunday.

The decision for extension has been taken for breaking the chain of coronavirus.

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During this period, all essential services will be allowed and vaccination drive will continue, a senior official said, but refused to term it as a "lockdown", preferring "closure" instead.

On April 29, the state government had announced that weekend lockdowns will now cover Mondays too and on May 3 it was extended till May 6.

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