Lucknow: In a deliberate attempt to tackle the devastating second wave of the Covid-19, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday extended the partial coronavirus induced curfew for two more days in the state. The restrictions will be in place till 7 am on May 6, as per reports.
The decision has been taken for breaking the chain of Covid-19, asserted ACS Information Navneet Sehgal.
All shops and establishments will now remain closed till Thursday 7 am. While, all essential services will be allowed and the Covid-19 vaccination drive will continue.
Earlier on Thursday, Yogi-led state government had extended the weekend curfew by 24 hours to cover Mondays too amid a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
Uttar Pradesh on Sunday recorded 290 more coronavirus deaths and 30,983 infections, as per the Health Department data.
The toll has risen to 13,162, while the tally reached 13.13 lakh. There are 2.96 lakh active cases, according to a health bulletin.
Meanwhile, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that traders should give their active contribution in the war against coronavirus, which is ravaging the country.
Interacting virtually with the traders on Sunday, CM Adityanath expressed hope that the fight against Covid-19 would be successful, according to a government statement.
Adityanath urged the traders and businessmen to undertake new experiments in the field of oxygen production and oxygen contractors.
“The government will extend all possible help. By promoting production of oxygen, we will be able to save humanity,” Adityanath said.
“At this point of time, the state, country and the world is in a grip of a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, and there should not be any mistake of underestimating the danger of this infection,” he said.
“This time, the infection is 30-50 times more,” he claimed.
In this situation, the demand for oxygen has gone up, Adityanath said.
“The state government has taken effective steps to resolve the oxygen crisis and to a great extent, there has been success,” the state CM further said.