UP government extends partial Covid curfew till Monday morning

The UP Government has extended the coronavirus lockdown till Monday morning in view of the growing Covid cases.

UPDATED: May 5, 2021 16:09 IST

With the state reeling with increasing Covid cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday extended the partial curfew, imposed in the state, till Monday morning (7 am). The restrictions were set to be lifted tomorrow morning.

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The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The meeting was attended by Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh and top government officials including ACS Information Navneet Sehgal. This is the third extension of lockdown in the state.

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As per the top officials, the sanitisation drive will be intensified during this period.

However, as per the numbers issued by the state government, daily Covid cases continued to decline for the sixth day in a row with 25,858 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. However, the Covid-19 toll recorded an all-time high in the past 24 hours with 3,52 deaths.


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