Lucknow: Corona cases are gradually decreasing in the country. In such a situation, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has decided that in the districts where there will be less than 600 cases of corona, the corona lockdown will automatically end. However, the lockdown will remain in force on Saturday and Sunday.
The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier stated that the existing Kovid-19 restrictions would be strictly enforced in 20 districts with more than 600 active Kovid cases. Which included 20 districts of Saharanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahar, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sonbhadra, Jaunpur, Baghpat, Moradabad, Ghazipur and Bijnor.
However, with the reduction of corona cases in six other districts in the state on Monday, it was decided to remove the lockdown from them, which included Bijnor, Moradabad, Deoria, Baghpat, Prayagraj, Sonbhadra. Total active cases had come down to 600 here today.
In such a situation, it has been reported today that 3 other districts have also ended the Corona curfew, because there has been a decrease in cases here too. Lakhimpur, Ghazipur and Jaunpur are among the 3 districts which have ended the lockdown on Tuesday.
However, in the districts from which the lockdown has ended, the weekend and night curfew will remain in force. Now Corona lockdown will remain in only 11 districts of UP.
Adityanath said, “The lockdown will continue in those districts where there are more than 600 active COVID-19 cases. The curfew will automatically end when the active cases fall below 600.”
The UP government decided on May 22 to extend the statewide lockdown. The lockdown was initially imposed until 31 May. This has been extended to those districts reporting more than 600 active cases.
As per the current restrictions, work related to vaccination, industrial activity, essential services and medical emergencies has been allowed to remain operational across the state.
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.