Lucknow: In the view of rising COVID-19 infections in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday (May 9, 2021) decided to extend the partial corona curfew in the state till May 17.
Earlier, the UP authorities had imposed a partial curfew in the state on April 29, which was later extended till 7 am on May 10.
Partial 'corona curfew' imposed in Uttar Pradesh extended till May 17: ACS Information Navneet Sehgal
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The authorities also revealed that this phase of 'corona curfew' will witness the same set of guideline, which were in place during the earlier phases. Under the previous guideline essential and emergency services including medicine shops, vegetable and grocery shops will be allowed to function as usual.
All the other commercial shops and establishments will remain closed till UP till further notice.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday (May 8, 2021) had said that a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive will be initiated in the state for 18-44 years age group from May 10. UP CM also added that over 45 lakh vaccines have been administered to people.
Earlier, the Allahabad High Court, on 27 April, had urged the Yogi-led government to consider imposing a lockdown for two weeks to contain the surge in coronavirus infections.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh recorded over 26,847 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the state’s infection count to 14,80,315. The state also recorded 298 deaths, taking the total death toll to 15,170.