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Uttar Pradesh extends lockdown till May 10; what's allowed, what's not

 Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a spurt in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. Currently, the state has more than three lakh active cases.
 

Uttar Pradesh extends lockdown till May 10; what's allowed, what's not-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 5, 2021, 5:45 PM IST

The Uttar Pradesh government has extended curfew-like lockdown in the entire state till Monday (May 10) morning to tide over the Covid-19 crisis. The restrictions were set to be lifted tomorrow morning. All shops and establishments will now remain closed till Monday 7 am.

"The corona curfew from Friday 8pm to Tuesday 7am, which was extended on May 3 for 48 hours and is in force till May 6 till 7 am has been further extended till Monday (May 10) 7am," an official spokesman said.

The decision was taken during a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The meeting was attended by Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh and top government officials. This is the third extension of lockdown-like curfew in the country's most populous state.

What’s open, what’s closed:

· All shops and establishments to remain closed till Thursday 7 am.

· All essential services will be allowed.

· Covid-19 vaccination drive will continue.

· Private and public offices will remain closed.

· Pharmacy shops, hospitals to remain open.

· All kinds of gatherings including political, sports, entertainment and religious are prohibited.

· Malls, cinema halls, will remain shut.

· Restaurants, bars, sports complexes, gyms will remain closed.

· Educational institutes, such as schools and colleges, will remain closed.

On April 29, the state government had announced that weekend lockdowns will now cover Mondays too and on May 3 it was extended till May 6.

Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a spurt in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. Currently, the state has more than three lakh active cases.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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