Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in the state has lifted the lockdown restrictions in all districts of the state except three, ACS Information Navneet Sehgal informed on Sunday (June 6).
Barring Meerut, Saharanpur and Gorakhpur, the curfew has been lifted in all other UP districts as active COVID-19 cases in these three districts are above 600, he said.
Earlier on Saturday, the UP government extended relaxations in the ‘corona curfew’ to Bareilly and Bulandshahr districts from Monday (June 7), allowing shops and markets outside the containment zones to open for five days a week.
However, the night curfew and weekend curfew will remain in place. On Saturday, CM Yogi Adityanath ordered all 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh to conduct a two-day weekly lockdown from 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.
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.