UP extends weekend curfew till Tuesday 7am, move likely to continue for ‘few weeks’, says official

UP extends weekend curfew till Tuesday 7am, move likely to continue for ‘few weeks’, says official

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced an extension to the existing weekend curfew in the state-imposed to tackle the rising numbers of coronavirus disease cases. The curfew which was earlier imposed from 8 pm on Friday till 7 am on Monday has now been extended until 7 am on Tuesday, an official from the state government said. The official also hinted that the move is here to stay for the next few weeks.

According to the new orders, the curfew will now begin from 8 pm on April 30 and would be in effect till 7 am on May 4. The decision was announced after a meeting between chief minister Yogi Adityanath and top officials of the state government.

However, the state government has also said that all essential activities, including industrial activities, will continue as usual and the Covid-19 vaccination drive will also not be affected by the curfew.

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