The Uttar Pradesh government has extended the ongoing partial ‘corona curfew’ in the state till 7am on May 17 amid a rise in the state’s daily cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), additional chief secretary (ACS) Navneet Sehgal announced on Sunday.
The decision, likely taken during a review meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, marks yet another extension of the ‘corona curfew,’ which was initially intended to be a weekend curfew and was to be in effect from 8pm on a Friday to 7am on Monday of the new week.
However, on April 29, the government extended the curfew by 24 more hours, till 7am on May 4. It was subsequently extended till May 6 and then till May 10.
The state government said that essential and emergency services will continue as usual - Medical services, medicine shops, vegetable shops, groceries, continuous process industries, e-commerce, and vaccination. These relaxations and curbs were in effect in the earlier phases as well.