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Coronavirus: Uttar Pradesh govt extends weekend lockdown to Mondays

All shops and establishments will now remain closed between Friday 8 pm and Tuesday 7 am

Uttar Pradesh | Coronavirus

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A vendor pushes his tricycle cart during Covid-induced lockdown, in Lucknow (Photo: PTI)

Amid a surge in cases, the government Thursday decided to increase the duration of weekend lockdown by 24 hours, announcing that it will now cover Mondays too.

"The weekend closure will now be applicable from Friday night 8 pm till Tuesday morning 7 am," Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Navneet Sehgal said.

He said that all shops and establishments will now remain closed between Friday 8 pm and Tuesday 7 am.

Presently, the weekend lockdown in the state begins at Friday 8 pm and ends at Monday 7 am.

The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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First Published: Thu, April 29 2021. 14:57 IST