In wake of rising number of coronavirus cases, Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday imposed a lockdown in the state starting 10 am on Friday, July 10 till 5 am on July 13. The Yogi Adityanath-led state government has taken this decision to cut the chain of transmission of coronavirus, Chief Secretary Rajendra Tiwari said today.
During the lockdown, starting 10 am on Friday, markets, haats, mandis and offices in all urban and rural areas will remain closed, as per the notification issued by the UP chief secretary. During the lockdown, the state government will run a sanitisation and drinking water supply consolidation drive across Uttar Pradesh.
As per the order, all offices, markets and commercial establishments will remain closed. However, essential services will be allowed.
Trains will continue to operate, while the UP roadways will make arrangements to operate buses to ferry the passengers who arrive at the railway stations. Barring these, no buses would operate in the state.
"Considering the current COVID-19 situation after a review that state government for containment of coronavirus and some vector-borne diseases such as encephalitis, malaria, dengue, kala lazar, the state government has imposed certain restrictions from 10 pm onwards from July 10 to 5 am on July 13," the notification read.
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The number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 31,156 on Thursday, which is the fifth highest among states after Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. As per the data released by the government, a total of 20,331 patients have also recovered from the disease so far, while 845 people have succumbed to the COVId-19. India, meanwhile, reported over 7.5 lakh confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and 21,129 deaths as of Thursday, according to the Health Ministry's data. In the last 24 hours, the country registered 24,879 new cases, and an additional 487 deaths from COVID-19, ministry data showed. The number of recoveries stands at 4,76,377, while there are 2,69,789 active cases of coronavirus in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed. Therefore, around 62.08 per cent of patients have recovered from coronavirus in India. During the last 24 hours, a total of 19,997 COVID-19 patients have been cured.