CM Yogi Adityanath ends lockdown on Saturdays in UP

The decions has been taken against the backdrop of decreasing cases of Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (

Against the backdrop of decreasing cases of Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today relaxed weekend closure of shops and business establishments.

Currently, all shops and business establishments are shut on Saturdays and Sundays. The new guidelines, however, has removed the closure on Saturdays, restriction the lockdown to Sundays only.

There are 12 districts in UP with no active Covid cases. These are Aligarh, Amethi, Chitrakoot, Etah, Firozabad, Gonda, Hathras, Kasganj, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, Shamli, and Sonbhadra. The state recovery rate of 98.6 per cent is higher than the national rate.

As many as 59 of the 75 districts did not report a single fresh Covid-19 case yesterday.

“The state government has also allowed secondary, higher, technical, and vocational educational institutions to reopen after Independence Day with 50 per cent attendance. CM Yogi Adityanath has also asked the officials to organise vaccination camps on the premises of universities, schools, and colleges for students above 18 years of age,” DNA reported.

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