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

Press Trust of India May 05, 2021 13:38:07 IST
COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh extends curfew till 10 May; essential services to stay open

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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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