COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh extends curfew till 10 May; essential services to stay open
The curbs are aimed at breaking the chain of the virus, and a decision on whether to further extend them will be taken on Sunday, an official said
Lucknow: Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to increase the duration of the weekend lockdown till 7 am on May 10, an official spokesman said.
"The corona curfew from Friday 8 pm to Tuesday 7 am, which was extended on 3 May for 48 hours and is in force till 6 May till 7 am has been further extended till Monday (May 10) 7 am," an official spokesman said here.
All shops and establishments will now remain closed till Monday 7 am.
The official said that further decision to extend the curfew will be taken on Sunday.
The decision for extension has been taken for breaking the chain of coronavirus .
During this period, all essential services will be allowed and vaccination drive will continue, a senior official said, but refused to term it as a "lockdown", preferring "closure" instead.
On 29 April, the state government had announced that weekend lockdowns will now cover Mondays too and on 3 May it was extended till 6 May.
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The new dates will be announced by the commission after reviewing the coronavirus situation