Amid the massive spike in Covid instances, the Yogi Adityanath authorities has introduced an extension of weekend lockdown for Uttar Pradesh. The state govt mentioned that now lockdown restrictions shall be adopted from Friday night time to Tuesday morning 7am.
The authorities mentioned that that every one markets, non-public and public workplaces shall be closed from Friday night time to Tuesday 7am until additional orders.
Markets, buying malls, and eating places will even be closed. The authorities has suggested folks to stay indoors and solely these concerned in important companies shall be exempted from the restrictions. Pharmacy outlets, hospitals, and different important companies shall be obtainable through the lockdown. Religious locations will even stay shut.
On Wednesday, the Allahabad High Court requested the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh authorities to search for choices together with lockdown contemplating the acute scarcity of oxygen and medical amenities within the state throughout a court docket listening to on Tuesday. While listening to a suo moto case on the COVID-19 scenario within the state, a bench led by Justice Siddharth Varma mentioned, “I again request, if things are not in control, then impose a two-week lockdown.”
Earlier additionally, the Allahabad High Court ordered a whole lockdown in 5 cities of the state together with Lucknow, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Varanasi, and Gorakhpur from April 19, 2021, to April 26, 2021, as excessive coronavirus instances have been being reported from these locations.