Lucknow: In order to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to further extend the partial curfew imposed in the state till May 10. The restrictions will now be in place till 7 am on Monday.
“Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the partial ‘corona curfew’ till 7 am on 10 May,” news agency ANI quoted ACS Information Navneet Sehgal as saying.
The decision has been taken to curb the spread of the virus.
Until further order, all shops and establishments are required to remain closed. In addition to this, all essential services will be allowed and the Covid-19 vaccination drive will continue.
The UP government had on April 29 announced that weekend curfews will hereon cover Mondays as well. It had later extended the order till May 6.
To note, the state on Tuesday breached the 350-mark for daily Covid-19 deaths as 352 patients lost their lives to the viral disease.
However, one-day recoveries outstripped new cases by over 12,500, according to official figures.
The state reported 25,858 new cases and 38,683 recoveries, the data showed.
With the new cases, state’s overall caseload has rose to 13,798 fatalities, 13,68,183 infections and 2,72,568 active cases. While, the recovery rate in the state stands at 10,81,817.
Notably, of the 352 fresh deaths, Kanpur accounted for a whopping 66 fatalities, followed by Ghaziabad (24), Lucknow (22). Varanasi (19), Jhansi (15) and Gautam Buddh Nagar (11), the state government said.
Meanwhile, in order to protect villages from the pandemic, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed a mega testing campaign in rural areas from May 5. Under this drive, monitoring committees will go door-to-door to check people’s temperature and oxygen levels with infrared thermometers and pulse oximeters.