The night curfew of 9 am to 5 pm, as advised by the Centre, will continue in the state. Only essential activities will be permitted in containment zones.
Uttar Pradesh will begin lifting the lockdown in a phased manner, as several states ease some of the restrictions.
The night curfew of 9 pm to 5 am, as advised by the Centre, will continue in the state. Only essential activities will be permitted in containment zones.
Uttar Pradesh has so far recorded over 10,500 cases of COVID-19 and more than 270 deaths.
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Here are activities that are permitted:
>> Malls, hotels, places of religious worship, restaurants. Food courts and restaurants to operate at 50 percent seating capacity.
>> Private offices can operate at 100 percent strength in staggered timings - 9 am to 5 pm, 10 am to 6 pm and 11 am to 7 pm.
>> Taxis, rickshaws
>> Intra-state buses
>> Barbershops and salons (reopened from June 1)
Here are activities that will continue to be restricted:
>> Schools, colleges, coaching centres and other educational institutions
>> Cinema halls, gymnasium, swimming pool, amusement park, theatre, bar and auditorium, assembly room
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