Night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi as Covid cases surge


Lucknow: Night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi as Covid cases surge. The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to impose a night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur, and Varanasi from Thursday.

The curfew will come into effect on April 8 and will remain effective till April 16. The night curfew will be enforced from 10.p.m to 6.a.m.

According to an order issued by Lucknow district magistrate Abhishek Prakash, the night curfew will be applicable only in the Lucknow Municipal Corporation area, and not in rural Lucknow. The supply of fruits, vegetables, milk, LPG, petrol-diesel, and medicine will continue.

Government and semi-government personnel working night shifts and private sector personnel engaged in essential goods services will be exempted.

The restrictions will not be applicable for medical, nursing, and paramedical institutions, he said.

People coming and going to the railway stations, bus stations, and airports will be able to travel by showing their ticket. No restrictions have been imposed on the movement of freight trains.

Lucknow has reported 1,333 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours while 6,023 new Covid cases have been recorded in the state.

The Chief Minister, in a late-night meeting on Wednesday, has also authorized district magistrates in Uttar Pradesh to impose night curfew in their respective areas if faced with more than 500 Covid-19 cases.

All government, non-government, or privately run schools, colleges, and educational institutes, and coaching institutes have been closed in Lucknow.

Examinations, theoretical and practical, will be conducted in recognized educational institutions in strict compliance with Covid-19 protocol, the district magistrate added.

Night curfew will also be imposed in Varanasi from April 8 and will continue from 9 p.m. to 6 am. All non-medical institutions will be closed.

Students will be allowed to go to educational institutions only for examinations, and a strict eye will be kept on religious and social events, as well.



About Author

Maintain by Designwell Infotech