In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced a night curfew in Noida and Ghaziabad till April 17. The curfew will be in place between 10 pm to 5 am effective from Thursday night.
Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey said it has been decided to impose a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in Ghaziabad district. The order comes into effect from tonight.
In light of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in and around the district and because of the increase in positivity rate, the administration has imposed a night prohibition/regulation order in the district of Gautam Buddha Nagar. However, all movement of essential goods, commodities, and medical services shall be exempted from the order, said the officials.
All government, private educational institutions( except medical, paramedical, and nursing) including coaching classes shall be barred from holding physical classes till April 17. However, all exams including practicals will be held as scheduled, according to the issued order.
Since the last few days, Uttar Pradesh has been witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases. The decision was taken by the authorities after a review meeting on the current Covid situation. The state government had authorised respective District Magistrates in districts with more than 500 active cases to decide further course of action.
Amid the Covid-19 surge in state, the night curfew has also been imposed in Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, and Prayagraj. In Lucknow, the night curfew will be in place from Thursday till April 16 from 9 pm to 6 am.While in Kanpur, it is from 10 pm to 6 am and will remain in place till April 30. In Prayagraj, the night curfew will remain in force between 10 pm and 8 am till April 20, and in Varanasi, it will start at 9 pm and will end at 6 am from April 8.
Meanwhile, with 6,023 fresh cases, the total tally in Uttar Pradesh pushed to 6,45,930 while 40 coronavirus fatalities, the highest in recent weeks, increased the death toll to 8,964.