Night curfew in Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur from today amid COVID-19 surge in UP
Night curfew imposed in Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur from today amid surge in COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: In the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases, a night curfew has been imposed in major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi with effect from Thursday night.
Police Commissioner of Lucknow, DK Thakur said on Wednesday, "Night curfew will be imposed in Lucknow from Thursday between 9 pm and 6 am." "The curfew will continue till April 30," Thakur said.
All Educational institutions closed:
District Magistrate of Lucknow in a tweet informed, "In Lucknow, all government, non-government or privately managed schools, colleges and educational institutions and coaching institutes are closed, except medical, nursing and para-medical institutes, with immediate effect for the control of Covid-19 infection till April 15, 2021."
"However, in recognized educational institutions, examinations/practicals will be conducted in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocol," the magistrate added.
Following a surge in cases, a night curfew has been imposed in Kanpur and Varanasi too. District Magistrate of Kanpur said, "A curfew would come into force in Kanpur from 10 pm till 6 am on April 8, to continue till April 30."
Similarly, the Commissioner of Police of Varanasi informed, "Varanasi to observe a week-long curfew starting at 9 pm on April 8."
Meanwhile, with 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded its daily highest spike on Wednesday. With the surge, the total count of cases in India has reached 1,28,01,785.
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