Uttar Pradesh announces 3-day lockdown from Friday night amid rising COVID-19 cases

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Uttar Pradesh announces 3-day lockdown from Friday night amid rising COVID-19 cases


New Delhi:The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday (July 9) announced a three-day lockdown in the state from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday (July 13). During this period, all offices, food grain markets, and other commercial establishments will remain closed and the supply of essentials will be ensured through doorstep delivery, according to a government statement. 

However, The movement of trains and air services will continue but road transport will be shut down. Buses, however, will be made available to air and train passengers. Petrol pumps and hospitals will function normally.

The three-day lockdown is being enforced in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

The official statement said that goods carriers will be allowed to operate and construction activities will also continue.

In the last 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh has reported 1,248 new COVID-19 positive cases, said Amit Mohan Prasad, State Principal Secretary (Health) on Thursday, while addressing a daily briefing over coronavirus situation in the state.

“In the last 24 hours, 1,248 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 1

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