Amidst the rise of corona virus cases all across the country, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to impose night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi from Thursday which will come into effect on April 8 and will remain effective till April 16 from 10.p.m to 6.a.m. Night curfew will also be imposed in Varanasi from April 8 and will continue from 9 p.m. to 6 am.
According to an order issued by Lucknow district magistrate Abhishek Prakash, the night curfew will be applicable only in Lucknow Municipal Corporation area, and not in rural Lucknow.
Here’s a quick look on what is exempted and what is not:-
The supply of fruits, vegetables, milk, LPG, petrol-diesel and medicine will be exempted from night curfew. 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 para medical institutions. People coming and going at railway station, bus stations, and airport will be able to travel by showing their ticket. No restrictions have been imposed on the movement of freight trains.
However, all government, non-government or privately run schools, colleges and educational institutes and coaching institutes will be remain closed in Lucknow. Examinations, theoretical and practical, will be conducted in recognized educational institutions in strict compliance with Covid-19 protocol. 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.
Apart from that the general public will not be allowed to participate in the `aarti` procession at the Ghat and all non-medical institutions will be closed.