Amidst the rising cases of coronavirus in Up, the Government has extended the timings of night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am in 10 districts having cases above than 2000. The UP Government has also announced to terminate all the examinations till the 15th of May.
The districts including Noida, Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut and Gorakhpur the state government announced on Thursday. Earlier, the curfew was effective between 9 pm and 6 am.
UP CM made the announcement a day after Uttar Pradesh reported its highest, single-day hike in coronavirus cases with 20,510 new cases. With this, the tally in the state reached 744,021, according to a bulletin released by the state government on Wednesday. Also, 68 people succumbed to the disease on Wednesday, because of which the death toll reached 9,376, the bulletin also showed.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tested positive for the coronavirus disease on Wednesday. “After initial symptoms, I got myself tested. My report is positive. I am in self-isolation and following the doctor’s advice. I am doing all the works virtually. All the activities of the government are running normally,” he tweeted.
In the districts where the night curfew is elongated, Lucknow reported the highest new cases on Wednesday with 5,433 infections, Prayagraj with 1,702 cases, Varanasi with 1,585 cases and Kanpur with 1,221 cases. Of the other places, Gautam Buddh Nagar reported 483 new cases, Ghaziabad logged 277 new cases, Meerut reported 412 new cases and Gorakhpur reported 591 new cases.