Lockdown lifted in 6 districts in UP including Prayagraj  |  Photo Credit: PTI
Lucknow: Lockdown has been lifted in six more districts of Uttar Pradesh including Prayagraj. The development comes a day after the state administration eased restrictions in 55 districts. Addressing a press conference, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the curfew will automatically come to an end in those districts which report less than 600 active cases.
“Curfew will continue in districts that have more than 600 active COVID-19 cases for one more week. When active cases will come under 600 the curfew will end automatically. We’ve eased restrictions in 55 districts from 7 am to 7 pm,” Adityanath said on Sunday.
The UP government had decided to extend statewide lockdown on May 22. The curfew was initially imposed till May 31. The same has been extended to those districts which have been reporting more than 600 active cases.
According to the existing restrictions, vaccinations, industrial activity, essential services and movement related to medical emergencies have been allowed to remain operational across the state.
COVID-19 in UP:
On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh recorded 1,900 daily COVID-19 cases and 41,000 total active cases. According to the data shared by Adityanath, the state currently has the lowest fatality rate, lowest positivity rate and the highest recovery rate in the country.
“Uttar Pradesh has registered 1900 COVID cases today. The active cases stand at 41,000. We have the lowest fatality rate in the country, lowest positivity rate and highest recovery rate,” he further said.
According to a statement issued by the state government, all the COVID protocols have to be followed at railway stations, airports and bus stands. Screening of passengers and antigen tests have also been made mandatory. Buses of the UP Roadways have been allowed to operate within the state with passengers according to seating capacity, the statement further said.