UP Government Issues Directives For Weekend Lockdown To Curb COVID-19 Spread

Weekly markets can be shifted to any day between Monday and Friday: Official (Representational)

Lucknow:

All city and rural haats, markets, galla mandis and enterprise institutions in Uttar Pradesh would stay closed throughout the weekend, and on different weekdays, they are going to operate from 9 am to 9 pm, an official mentioned on Tuesday.

The UP authorities on Tuesday issued detailed directives for the weekend lockdown to be noticed within the state for checking COVID-19 and different communicable illnesses.

Chief Secretary RK Tiwari, in a letter to all divisional commissioners, district magistrates, different administrative and law enforcement officials, mentioned the lockdown would come into power at 10 pm on Friday until 5 am on Saturday.

He mentioned all authorities workplaces would stay closed throughout the timings although important companies and banks have been stored out of its ambit.

“All city and rural haats, markets, galla mandis and enterprise institutions would stay closed throughout the weekend, and on different week days, they are going to operate from 9 within the morning until 9 within the night time,” the chief secretary mentioned.

The weekly closure can be on Saturdays and Sundays and weekly markets, in any other case organised on Saturdays and Sundays, can be shifted to any day between Monday and Friday, he mentioned.

All spiritual locations would, nevertheless, stay open whereas following social distancing and different needed norms.

All industrial models, together with these related with the IT trade in rural and concrete areas, would stay open however social distancing and different health-related restrictions can be imposed strictly.

He mentioned motion of trains and buses of UPSRTC would proceed as earlier than. Worldwide and home flights would additionally proceed.

The chief secretary mentioned {that a} marketing campaign has been organised by the well being division of door-to-door medical screening and surveillance which may also proceed.

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