The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday imposed a lockdown in the state from 10 pm tomorrow till 5 am on 13th July. The 55-hour lockdown announcement comes in the backdrop of rising coronavirus cases in the state for a few weeks.During the lockdown, all offices, markets and commercial establishments will remain closed. However, essential services will be allowed. Trains will continue to operate.

The government in its notification said that medical and emergency services will continue to remain functional. There will also be no restriction on inter-state movement of trucks during lockdown. Police patrolling will be active in every district of the state in order to check if lockdown norms are being followed during this period, the order stated.

A total of 31,156 COVID-19 cases have been reported from UP so far, according to the union ministry of health and family welfare. 845 people have succumbed to the deadly contagious disease. 20,331 patients have been cured/recovered so far. At present there are 9,980 active cases.
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