Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday extended the partial coronavirus curfew in the state till 7 am on May 31 in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The restrictions were scheduled to end on May 24.
“The Uttar Pradesh government is committed to safeguarding the life and livelihood of the people of the state. It is in this spirit that we have adopted a partial corona curfew policy in this second wave of COVID. There are positive results of statewide partial corona curfew,” the state government said in a statement.
If further said that the ongoing curfew in the state is helping in breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission, adding that the number of active cases is also steadily declining.
“There is also a lot of support from the people of the state. Active cases are steadily decreasing. In this case, it is being decided to extend partial corona curfew till 07 am on May 31,” it added.
As per the order, essential services like vaccination, industrial activities, medical work etc, will remain exempted from the restrictions.
The active COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh dipped below 1 lakh on Saturday and settled at 94,482 while the cumulative caseload mounted to 16,65,176 with 6,046 fresh cases.
The death toll mounted to 18,978 with 226 more people succumbing to the viral disease in the past 24 hours.
Of the 226 new deaths, 21 fatalities were recorded in state capital Lucknow, followed by 14 in Varanasi and 12 in Gorakhpur and Kanpur and Meerut 10 each, among others, the UP government said in a statement.