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Night Curfew Back In UP From 11 PM To 5 AM, Amid Covid Spike

Omicron Threat: After MP, UP Imposes Night Curfew & Other Restrictions From December 25

Highlights:

  • In marketplaces, traders have been instructed to follow the rule of ‘no masks, no goods.’
  • The night curfew will be in force from 11 p.m. till 5 a.m. starting from 25th December.
  • Every person arriving from another state or from abroad should be subjected to tracing-testing.

In view of the increasing number of Omicron variant cases, the Uttar Pradesh government re-imposed night curfew restriction, among other new guidelines, on Friday in order to prevent a resurgence of Covid-19 cases.

Starting from December 25, there night curfew between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

According to the new guidelines, the state government has also imposed limitations on wedding guests, with just 200 persons permitted under Covid-19 protocols. The organiser must notify the local authority about this.

As per the state government, the situation in the state is under control as a result of the proper implementation of the “tracing, testing, treatment, and immunisation programme.”

Also Read: Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka Imposes Curbs On New Year And Christmas Parties To Brace Against Omicron

“We must make market traders aware that ‘no masks, no goods.'” No shopkeeper should sell anything to people who are not wearing a mask. Everyone in the streets/markets should be required to wear masks. The police should patrol more often, and the public address system should be made more effective,” the government said.

Tracing-testing should be performed on all people arriving from other states or from overseas, and special vigilance should be conducted on buses, railways, and airports, according to the announcement.

In view of the threat of a third wave of the pandemic caused by Omicron, the UP government has stated that thorough preparations were made in the past that should be re-examined. Medical facilities provided in all state government/private medical institutions, as well as the reactivation of the Covid-19 Help Desk and Day Care Centres in industrial units, should be properly evaluated.

After examining 1,91,428 samples in the past 24 hours, 49 new cases were detected. 12 people were cured of coronavirus within the same time period. As of now, there are 266 active Covid-19 cases in the state, with 16,87, 657 patients have recovered.

Amid growing cases of Covid, other states have also issued restrictions and night curfew. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, also declared a night curfew across the state from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., citing worries of an increase in Covid cases as Omicron cases grow across the country. Madhya Pradesh, on the other hand, has yet to report any cases of highly contagious Omicron variant.

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Swastika Dubey
Swastika Dubey is a content writer who has a keen interest in politics, fashion, and lifestyle. She is a post-graduate in Economics and loves to listen to classic old Hindi songs and travel to new places in her leisure time. Her writing is well researched, covering important aspects and core of the topic covering crucial points.
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