The Uttar Pradesh government has once again announced a lockdown in the state amid rising cases of Coronavirus infection. The lockdown will continue in the state from 10 am tonight to 5 am on July 13. During this period, only essential goods shops and hospitals will remain open. Everything else will be banned. For this, orders have also been issued by the state government.
The order issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari states that this decision has been taken to review the current status of Kovid-19 and prevent infection of communicable diseases (encephalitis, malaria, dengue, and Kalazar). According to the order, all offices, urban and rural habits, markets, Galla mandis, and commercial establishments will remain closed in the state during this period. At the same time, there will be no restriction on the movement of people working in essential services, corona warriors, sanitation workers, and people connected with doorstep delivery. Railway movement will continue as before. At the same time, the state government will make arrangements for buses for people coming by rail.
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Dhabas and petrol pumps will remain open
The services of UP Roadways in the state will remain closed except for the operation of the bus for railway passengers. Restrictions on international and domestic airlines have been relaxed. At the same time, the ban will not be applicable to airport passengers. Also, there will be no restriction on the movement of cargo vehicles. Dhabas and petrol pumps will also be open.
Industrial factories will be open in rural areas
The order said that on July 10, 11, and 12, a massive campaign will be launched for cleanliness and sanitation. All officers and employees involved will be free from lockdown restrictions. As well as offices connected with this work will also be open. The work of surveillance of communicable diseases will also continue during this period. Industrial factories located in rural areas will remain open. All will remain closed except for industrial factories which are continuously operating in the urban area. Where work will continue during this period, it will be necessary to follow social distancing and other rules.
Number of coronae infected in the state is more than 32 thousand
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to lockdown again when the number of corona patients in the state is increasing rapidly. Talking about Thursday, a record of 1248 new cases have been registered in the state. With this, the number of infected has increased to 32 thousand 362. Although the recovery rate of corona patients in UP is better than in other states. There are currently more than 10,000 active cases of corona in the state and the number of deaths from Covid-19 is 862.