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Curfew lifted from all UP districts except Lucknow, Meerut, Saharanpur & Gorakhpur

By Priyanka Verma 
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Curfew lifted from all UP districts except Lucknow, Meerut, Saharanpur & Gorakhpur

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday lifted curfew from all the districts barring Lucknow, Meerut, Saharanpur and Gorakhpur. Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal said that COVID-19 curfew has not been lifted from these four districts as active cases in these districts are still above 600.

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On Saturday, the UP government extended relaxations in the ‘corona curfew’ to Bareilly and Bulandshahr districts from Monday (June 7), allowing shops and markets outside the containment zones to open for five days a week

The decision was taken after the twin districts recorded a fall in the number of active COVID-19 cases, settling below the 600-mark.

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The UP government said the relaxations will come into effect from June 7, and will remain in force for five days (Monday to Friday) from 7 am to 7 pm. However, the night curfew and weekend curfew will continue.

With this, the number of districts, where the count of active cases have fallen below the 600-mark has reached 67, the statement said.

Seeing the recovery of COVID-19 cases in the state, four-five districts in the state are likely to witness a fall in active cases below the 600-mark by Monday. On May 30, the UP government had relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown in 55 of total 75 districts in the state.

The recovery rate of the state stands at 97.6 per cent, while the positivity rate is 0.4 per cent. In the past 24 hours, 1,092 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported, while 4,346 patients were discharged after recovering from the disease.

Till now, 16,56,763 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease and have been discharged.

The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 19,438. Prior to Bareilly and Bulandshahr, relaxations in the coronavirus curfew were extended to Jhansi (on June 3).

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On June 1, the curfew relaxations were extended to Lakhimpur Khiri, Ghazipur and Jaunpur. On May 31, the relaxations were extended to Sonbhadra, Deoria, Baghpat, Prayagraj, Bijnor and Moradabad.

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