The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that the movement of people will be allowed from 6 am to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday from August 14.
According to the new instructions issued on Wednesday, the curfew will not be applicable on Saturday but on Sunday.
“People will have to compulsorily wear masks, follow social distancing and use sanitizers. The lockdown or corona curfew will continue on Sunday,” said Additional Chief Secretary-Home Awanish K Awasthi.
This comes just hours after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to consider partial relaxation in the two-day weekly shutdown of shops and business establishments.
In July, the state government had issued guidelines, according to which markets, shops and business establishments were allowed to function from 6 am to 10 pm from Monday to Friday, while Saturday and Sunday were weekly off days.
The Chief Minister’s direction to consider partial relaxation comes against the backdrop of decline in Covid-19 cases in the state. The situation has improved in the state as 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh have zero active Covid-19 cases.
With a recovery rate of 98.6 per cent, Aligarh, Amethi, Chitrakoot, Etah, Firozabad, Gonda, Hathras, Kasganj, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, Shamli and Sonbhadra are the districts with no active cases.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh reported no fresh Covid-19 cases in 59 districts, while 27 new Covid-19 cases were reported across the state in the last 24 hours.