The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced the extension of the weekend lockdown by 48 hours to cover Tuesday and Wednesday to curb the spread of coronavirus.
"The corona curfew from Friday 8 PM to Tuesday 7 AM has been extended for 48 hours. Now it will continue till May 6 till 7 AM," Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal, said. All shops and establishments will remain closed till Thursday 7 AM. The extension is solely for this week, he added.
All essential services will be allowed during this period, and the vaccination drive will continue, a senior official said.