LockDown in UP: From today onwards, markets, haats and mandis of all offices, urban and rural areas will remain closed
A 55-hour state-wide ban came into force on Friday night at 10 am amid growing infection of corona virus in Uttar Pradesh and the outbreak of communicable diseases during the rainy season.
11th July, 2020
Between the rising infection of the corona virus and the call for communicable diseases during the rainy season, a 55-hour statewide ban implemented by the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh to control them came into effect from 10 pm on Friday night. Additional Chief Secretary Home Avnish Kumar Awasthi says that during the detention, the police has been instructed to strictly follow the orders of the government. Police will deal strictly with those who violate the instructions.
During this ban announced till five o'clock on Monday morning, on Saturday and Sunday, all offices and markets, haats, Galla mandis and business establishments etc. will be closed in urban and rural areas. Supply of essential services and goods including health and medical services will continue during this period. There will be no restriction on the movement of personnel associated with these services and those associated with door step delivery. Religious sites on Saturday and Sunday will also be open as before. Railway and air services will continue. Buses will be arranged by the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation for the movement of passengers coming by rail. Excluding these buses, the movement of Uttar Pradesh roadways services inside the state will be restricted.
Travelers will be able to travel to their destinations from airports. The movement of goods vehicles will also continue. Dhabas will remain open at petrol pumps located along the national and state highways. Major construction works will also continue. All industrial units in rural and urban areas will also continue to operate as long as they are strictly adhered to by physical distance and health restrictions. Covid help desks will also essentially operate in all industrial units. The captive, which was declared to be a special sanitation campaign to overcome the Kovid 19 epidemic, brought back memories of the lockdown in people's minds.
Relatively overcrowded in the markets: There was relatively more congestion in the markets for the purchase of essential goods. People also shopped in the same manner in anticipation of prolongation of detention. On Friday afternoon, people were seen boarding buses to go to their homes. Groups of people appeared everywhere on the roadside waiting for buses.
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