The Uttar Pradesh government decides to implement ‘weekend-lockdown’ in the state. Under this new concept of the mini-lockdown, all, the non-essential services including malls and restaurants will be shut every Saturday and Sunday. Though, essential services and other economic activities like banks will function as normal.
The government has taken this decision to tame down the increasing number of coronavirus cases. The state is currently under a 55-hours lockdown that started from 10:00 PM on Friday, July 10, and will end at 5:00 AM on the morning of Monday, July 13.
The Uttar Pradesh government has, so far, recorded 35,092 COVID-19 cases in the state. Out of this figure, 11490 cases are active while the rest of 22,689 cases have been cured or discharged. 913 people have succumbed to the virus in the state so far.
Meanwhile, India on Sunday reported the highest-ever spike of 28,637 new coronavirus cases. As many as 551 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.