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UP to Extend Lockdown to All Districts, Curfew May be Clamped in Some Areas, Says Yogi Adityanath

A lockdown was already in place in 18 of these districts. The restrictions in 17 states began on Monday and were initially scheduled to last up to Wednesday.

PTI

Updated:March 24, 2020, 4:54 PM IST
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UP to Extend Lockdown to All Districts, Curfew May be Clamped in Some Areas, Says Yogi Adityanath
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All 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh will be under a three-day lockdown from Wednesday to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced while warning that a curfew may also be imposed in some areas.

A lockdown was already in place in 18 of these districts.

The restrictions in 17 states began on Monday and were initially scheduled to last up to Wednesday. Shamli was added to the list on Tuesday, hours before the CM announced the government's decision to extend the lockdown to the rest of the country's most populous state.

"The entire state will be locked down from Wednesday till March 27, Adityanth said after holding a video conference with officials.

He said there may be a need to impose a curfew in some areas, and the decisions will be taken by the district administrations along with their chief medical officers.

Adityanath asked people to stay at their homes. There will no mode of conveyance available and the state borders have been sealed.

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