[avatar user=”krupakshimehta” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]By Krupakshi Mehta[/avatar]
The curfew has been lifted in six additional Uttar Pradesh districts, including Prayagraj. The news came after the state administration loosened restrictions in 55 districts the day before.
Prayagraj, Bijnor, Moradabad, Deoria, Baghpat, and Sonbhadra are the six districts where the restrictions have been abolished.
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, indicated during a press conference that the curfew will be lifted automatically in districts with fewer than 600 active cases. “Curfew will continue in districts that have more than 600 active COVID-19 cases for one more week. When active cases will come under 600 the curfew will end automatically. We’ve eased restrictions in 55 districts from 7 am to 7 pm,” said Adityanath on Sunday.
On May 22, the Uttar Pradesh administration opted to extend the statewide lockdown. The curfew was originally set to last until May 31. The same treatment has been given to districts that have reported more than 600 current cases.
Vaccinations, industrial activities, critical services, and mobility connected to medical situations have all been allowed to continue across the state, despite the existing limitations.
On Sunday, there were 1,900 daily COVID-19 instances and 41,000 total active cases in Uttar Pradesh. According to Adityanath’s data, the state now boasts the country’s lowest fatality rate, lowest positive rate, and greatest recovery rate.
“Uttar Pradesh has registered 1900 COVID cases today. The active cases stand at 41,000. We have the lowest fatality rate in the country, lowest positivity rate and highest recovery rate,” he added.
All COVID regulations must be observed at train stations, airports, and bus stops, according to a statement released by the state administration. Passengers must now be screened and antigen testing are required. The UP Roadways buses have been given permission to operate across the state with passengers based on seating capacity, according to the statement.