Uttar Pradesh: Covid Curfew Lifted Across All Districts Except Meerut, Saharanpur and Gorakhpur
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday lifted Covid-imposed curfew from all districts barring Meerut, Saharanpur and Gorakhpur as active cases in these three districts are above 600, informed Additional Chief Secretary-Information Navneet Sehgal.
On Saturday, the state government announced relaxations in curfew in Bareilly and Bulandshahr districts from Monday. It has allowed shops and markets outside the containment zones to open for five days a week.
Till yesterday, the number of districts where the restrictions were lifted was 67, out of the 75 districts. The infection cases have declined in the state with only three districts having over 600 active cases.
Last week, the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh had announced that the partial corona curfew, which was imposed in April, will be relaxed in all districts where active cases are less than 600.
Following the Yogi government’s order, economic activities resumed in Uttar Pradesh, except in 20 districts, allowing shops and stores to function from 7 am to 7 pm in a day.