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No Lockdown in UP Anymore as State Govt Lifts Remaining Curbs on Sunday Markets

A man walks his dog past a graffiti on a road to create awareness about staying at home during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lucknow. (Reuters)

A man walks his dog past a graffiti on a road to create awareness about staying at home during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lucknow. (Reuters)

The state had ordered weekend lockdowns in which all markets, commercial establishments and offices remained closed on Saturdays and Sundays to enable sanitisation of various areas. Earlier this month, it brought down the curbs to Sundays.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday revoked the Sunday restrictions and markets will now follow their weekly arrangements as per the earlier practice.

The state government had earlier ordered weekend lockdowns in which all markets, commercial establishments and offices remained closed on Saturdays and Sundays to enable sanitisation of various areas. Earlier this month, the state government brought down the curbs to Sundays and now this also has been relaxed.

With this, the state will now return to its normal routine of the pre-Covid era.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while addressing a meeting of his Team 11 on Tuesday, however underlined the need for creating awareness about Covid protocols among people and also enhancing the medical infrastructure to deal with increasing cases. He said all persons living in containment zones should be tested for Covid.

first published:September 08, 2020, 16:13 IST