The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to impose lockdown in Uttar Pradesh to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease. The restrictions in Uttar Pradesh will be in place from 10 pm on July 10 to 5 am on July 13. This would be the first unilateral lockdown announced by the BJP government in the state. All government offices, markets, including food grain markets and other establishments to remain closed during this period. Medical and emergency services to remain functional.
The administration will ensure the supply of essentials through doorstep delivery.
government today announced that it will be imposed a stricter lockdown in the state from tomorrow 10 pm to Monday 5 am.
The 55-hour lockdown announcement comes in the backdrop of rising novel coronavirus cases in the state for a few weeks.
UP govt to impose lockdown-like curbs to check coronavirus spread from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday, said Chief Secretary of state R K Tiwari.
All government offices and markets to remain closed during this period, until further orders.
Trains will continue to operate, said state government in a statement. Similarly, domestic and international flights will also be remain operational during this period.
The government, though, will allow incoming trains and the passengers will be able to use special buses to get home.
The other exception will be factories in rural areas, which will be allowed to operate. Work on roads — highways and expressways — will also be on.
This is the first time the state government is going for a blanket lockdown since the Centre started lifting the restrictions in May. Earlier, the state had enforced extra restrictions in pockets and containment areas, and sealed borders with Delhi at Ghaziabad and Noida.