Amid an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Thursday extended the night curfew hours in districts seeing a spike in infections.
The UP government has extended the night curfew timings from 8 pm to 7am in districts with over 2,000 active Covid-19 cases. These include Noida, Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur.
Schools in Uttar Pradesh will also remain closed till 15 May and the board exams for classes 10 and 12 students have been postponed till 20 May, the Uttar Pradesh government said today.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh reported the second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the country at 17,963 on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.
As per the ministry’s statement on Wednesday, the state recorded the third-highest number of COVID deaths in the country at 85.
India reported 2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases, 93,528 discharges and 1,038 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the ministry on Thursday.