New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the weekend lockdown in the state by three days from April 30 (Friday), as Corona cases are rising. Weekend restrictions will start at 8 pm on Friday and will continue until 7 am on Tuesday until further orders.
According to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Navneet Sehgal, all shops and establishments in Uttar Pradesh will now be closed between 8 pm Friday night and 7 am Tuesday. Currently, the weekend lockdown begins at 8 pm on Friday and ends at 7 am on Monday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday chaired a review meeting to take stock of the corona virus situation, after which it was decided to extend the restrictions.
All necessary services will be allowed and the vaccination campaign will continue during the weekend lockdown period.
CM Adityanath said that the ‘Corona Curfew’ should be strictly enforced throughout the night (from 8 am to 7 am).
Last week, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that weekend lockdown would be imposed from 8 am Friday to 7 am Monday in districts with more than 2,000 active corona virus cases.
Meanwhile, the highest single day of 298 COVID deaths was recorded in Uttar Pradesh on 29 April, taking the number of deaths to 12,241. In the last 24 hours, 35,156 people tested positive for COVID, taking the caseload to 12,17,955.
Additional Chief Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad said that a total of 25,613 people died due to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 8,96,477. Currently, there are 3,09,237 active Kovid cases in UP.
According to the latest health bulletin, out of the new 35,156 infections, Lucknow has 4,126 cases, Kanpur 1,896 cases, Varanasi 1,598 cases, Gautam Buddha Nagar 1,478 cases, Allahabad 984 cases, Meerut 965 cases and Ghaziabad 898 cases.
CM Yogi Adityanath did not appeal to people to panic and his government is trying to make the availability of Remedisvir medicine in government hospitals as well as private hospitals.
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh also tried to allay people’s fears over the supply of oxygen, “The supply of oxygen is improving every day. Oxygen express (trains) and airways can also be used to bring in oxygen. Used to be.”