Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh administration has announced to relax the night curfew hours by another two hours from June 21 as the Covid-19 situation continues to improve in the state. As per the directive, from Monday, the night curfew hours in the state will be from 9 pm to 7 am, as per reports.
Shops, malls and restaurants will be allowed to remain open till 9 pm on weekdays, the order stated adding, Saturday and Sunday will be weekly holidays.
Earlier, the night curfew was imposed from 7 pm to 7 am.
Know what is allowed and what’s not under new guidelines:
-Markets, outside the containment zones will be allowed to operate till 9 pm.
-Government offices will operate with full attendance
-Restaurants, eateries will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity
-Malls will remain open
-During marriages and other functions, a maximum of 50 people will be allowed at both open and closed venues
-Only 50 people will be allowed in a religious place at a time.
Meanwhile, with 51 new Covid deathsin Uttar Pradesh, the cumulative death toll rose to 22,132 on Saturday, while the infection tally reached 17,04,139 after 294 more people tested positive for coronavirus, according to a health bulletin.
To note, thirteen deaths due to Covid-19 complications have been reported from Lucknow, five from Shahjahanpur, four each from Ayodhya and Hathras, three each from Kanpur Nagar and Lakhimpur Kheri, two each from Unnao, Pilibhit, Auraiyya and Bhadohi, and one each from Meerut, Allahabad, Bulandshahr, Pratapgarh, Mirzapur, Ambedkar Nagar, Jalaun, Sant Kabirnagar, Sambhal, Kanpur Dehat and Mahoba, the bulletin said.
Of the 294 fresh cases, 27 have been reported from Lucknow, 26 from Varanasi, 16 from Meerut, 12 each from Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur and 11 each from Allahabad and Rae Bareli, among others, it said.
In the past 24 hours, 592 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of patients discharged to 16,77,050.
The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 4,957, the bulletin said.