The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced some relaxation in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) curbs in the state from June 1. An order by the state government said that economic activities will be allowed in zones (or districts) with less than 600 active cases from Tuesday.
The markets in these 55 districts can open from 7am to 7pm from Monday to Friday, according to the order signed by the chief secretary, which further said that there will be no relaxation in weekend curfew.
It said that no relaxation has been given in 20 districts, including state capital Lucknow, which continues to report a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. The other districts where restrictions will continue are: Meerut, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Bulandshahr, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sonbhadra, Jaunpur, Bagpat, Moradabad, Ghazipur, Bijnore and Deoria.
The ‘corona curfew’ was imposed in the state on April 30 and has since been extended a number of times. On May 22, the state government said that restrictions will continue till May 31 to check the spread of Covid-19. Like many other states, essential services, including medical, groceries, industries, e-commerce will continue to function.