Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 17 to arrest the surge in coronavirus infections in the state, the government said on Sunday.
State Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal informed that the state would go for a partial corona curfew while all the necessary services will continue as before.
In view of the fast spreading infections in the villages after the panchayat elections and the festival of Eid on May 14, the Yogi Adityanath government has extended the lockdown for a week till May 17 at 7a.m., the official reports said
The decision was taken after a review meeting of the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with the Team-9, formed by the Uttar Pradesh government to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, and issued fresh directions to combat the spread of the virus.
All restrictions are to remain in force as before. Essential services will continue to be exempted.
Industrial and e-commerce activities will continue as before. Ration distribution and vaccination will also carry on. However, in containment zones, only door-to-door delivery will be allowed.
The UP government on April 29 had decided to enforce lockdown from 8 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Tuesday and then extended it for two more days till May. Then on May 5, the lockdown was extended till Monday (May 10) at 7 a.m. in the morning. Now it has again been extended till 7 a.m. on May 17