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Uttar Pradesh Announces Two-Day COVID-19 Weekly Curfew in All Districts

New Delhi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered all 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh to conduct a two-day weekly lockdown June 5 onwards.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference in Lucknow on May 30. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered all 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh to conduct a two-day weekly lockdown June 5 onwards. Adityanath also urged the people to follow all COVID-19 norms and avoid any sort of unnecessary crowding at public places.

During the announcement, Yogi Adityanath said, “A two-day weekly curfew should be implemented in all 75 districts of the state in the same manner… To make the curfew effective, the police and local administrations should become in action from 6 pm onwards. Make use of public address system and do not let gatherings take place.”

He also spoke on how some people are not wearing masks, not abiding social distancing norms, and are grouping up unnecessarily at marketplaces in several districts, which is absolutely wrong.

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“The cooperation of every citizen is important to win the fight against the COVID pandemic. Also, the police need to ramp up their efforts and make people aware of the situation,” added the Uttar Pradesh CM.

Yogi Adityanath then went on to add how Uttar Pradesh has conducted the highest number of COVID-19 tests in India, is now witnessing a decline of 94 per cent in overall coronavirus cases after 36 days on Saturday compared to the peak of 3,10,783 patients as on April 30.

Currently, there are 19,438 active COVID-19 cases.

India’s COVID-19 Tally

India reported 1.20 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the lowest in 58 days.

ALSO READ: 646 Doctors Died During COVID-19 Second Wave, Says Indian Medical Association

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Fresh 1,20,529 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday (June 5).

1,97,894 discharges, and 3,380 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Ministry. The new cases took the overall infection tally of the country to 2,86,94,879 cases, out of which the active caseload stood at 15,55,248 cases as of Saturday. Thus active cases decrease by 80,745 in last 24 hours. 

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