Uttar Pradesh enters 55-hour-long lockdown, govt vows strict action against violators

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Uttar Pradesh enters 55-hour-long lockdown, govt vows strict action against violators


Uttar Pradesh is currently under a strict lockdown keeping in view the rise in coronavirus cases. The lockdown kicked off from 10 pm on Friday and will remain in place till 5 am on Monday. The Yogi Adityanath government, however, described it as an imposition of curbs on certain activities to keep the spread of virus under check. Barring essential services, everything else is shut across the state till Monday 5 am.

Sharpest spike

Just before thecommencement of the lockdown, the state’sCovid-19tally jumped to 33,700 on Friday with the highest single-day spike of 1,338 fresh infections. The previous highest single-day spike in fresh cases – 1,332 – was recorded on July 7.

Strict action against violators

The government has decided to take a strict action against those who step out without face covers in public places. The administration has increased the penalty on violators from Rs 100 to Rs 500, additional chief secretary and principal secretary (health) Amit Mohan Prasad said on Friday.

Sanitisation campaign amid lockdown

Meanwhile, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directives to officials concerned for the special cleanliness and sanitisation campaign which will begin today.

In a video conference with all divisional commissioners, district magistrates and senior administrative and police officials on Friday, Adity

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