Lucknow: The UP government yesterday exempted 55 districts from lockdown, as there were less than 600 cases of corona. Although it was announced to introduce lockdown in 20 districts, today the lockdown has been lifted in six more districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Prayagraj.
Among the 6 districts from which the corona lockdown has been lifted in UP, Bijnor, Moradabad, Deoria, Baghpat, Prayagraj, Sonbhadra. Total active cases have come down from 600 here today. Weekend and night curfew will be applicable in all these districts. Now the corona lockdown will remain in only 14 districts of UP.
Addressing a press conference, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the curfew would automatically end in those districts which report less than 600 active cases.
Adityanath said, “The curfew will continue in those districts where there are more than 600 active COVID-19 cases for another week. The curfew will end automatically when the active cases are less than 600. We have in 55 districts at 7 am Restrictions have been relaxed from 7 pm to 7 pm. “
The UP government decided on May 22 to extend the statewide lockdown. The curfew was initially imposed until 31 May. This has been extended to those districts reporting more than 600 active cases.
As per the current restrictions, movement related to vaccination, industrial activity, essential services and medical emergencies has been allowed to remain operational across the state.
On Sunday, 1,900 COVID-19 cases and 41,000 total active cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh. According to the data shared by Adityanath, the state currently has the lowest mortality, lowest positivity rate and highest recovery rate in the country.
He added, “Uttar Pradesh has registered 1900 COVID cases today. The active cases are 41,000. We have the lowest mortality, lowest positivity rate and highest recovery rate in the country.”
According to a statement issued by the state government, all COVID protocols are to be followed at railway stations, airports and bus stands. Passenger screening and antigen tests have also been made mandatory. The statement further said that UP Roadways buses have been allowed to operate within the state as per the seating capacity of the passengers.