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 here
“The corona curfew from Friday 8 pm to Tuesday 7 am, which was extended on May 3 for 48 hours and is in force till May 6 till 7 am has been further extended till Monday (May 10) 7 am,” an official spokesman said here.
All stores and institutions will now remain closed till Monday 7 am.
The official stated that additional decision to extend the curfew will be obtained on Sunday.
The choice for extension has been taken for breaking the chain of coronavirus.
In this time, all vital services will be permitted and vaccination drive will probably last, a senior official said, but refused to word it as a”lockdown”, preferring”closure” instead.
About April 29, the state government had announced that weekend lockdowns will now cover Mondays too and on May 3 it was extended till May 6.
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First Published: Wed, May 05 2021. 12: 51 IST