UP Lockdown: Extended lockdown in UP by 2 days, Thursday-Friday also not exempted; May 10 continue till morning
In view of the increasing cases of corona infection in UP, now the lockdown extended for 2 more days has been extended for two more days. Now this lockdown will also be applicable on the coming Thursday and Friday i.e. 6th and 7th May. Already the weekend lockdown in UP was extended to three days Saturday, Sunday and Monday. However, this lockdown will now be applicable till 7 am on Monday, May 10. Only the old rules will remain applicable in this lockdown. Shops related to essential items will remain open. Challans of people found on the road without e-pass will be deducted and action will also be taken under the epidemic act.
Earlier on Monday, the weekend lockdown was extended for two more days till Thursday. In this case, the lockdown will continue in UP from May 1 to May 10. Apart from UP, the national capital has a lockdown since April 19 and it will continue till May 10. Lockdown or partial restrictions have been implemented in almost all states of the country including Haryana, Bihar, Rajasthan, Odisha, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Special campaign in villages of UP from today
To curb the increasing pace of Corona infection, the Yogi Adityanath government has started a special campaign for the siege of Corona in UP villages. From today, a five-day special campaign will be conducted in the villages of the state, in which knocking from house to house will check the patients with symptoms. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that this campaign should be started from Wednesday and the condition of corona in the villages of the state should be ascertained.
Additional Chief Secretary Information Dr. Navneet Sehgal informed that monitoring committees and rapid response teams will knock door-to-door in all the 97 thousand revenue villages of the state. One million medicine kits have been given to the monitoring committees, while one million antigen test kits have been given to the rapid response teams. A total of 10 lakh Kovid tests have been targeted to be conducted under this campaign. These teams have been given pulse oximeter and antigen kits. On receiving symptoms, a medicine kit will be given and self isolation will be advised. If more ill, you will be admitted to the hospital.
Ration will be available from today
Under the National Food Security Act in Uttar Pradesh, rationing has started to be given to Antyodaya and eligible household beneficiaries from Wednesday to May 14. Commissioner Food and Logistics Manish Chauhan has issued orders to the district collectors and district supply officers to distribute ration along with following the Kovid guidelines. Manish Chauhan told that 35 kg food grains, including 20 kg wheat and 15 kg rice, are to be given to Antyodaya card holders. Apart from this, other ration card holders will be given five kilograms of food grains per unit, including three kilograms of wheat and two kilograms of rice. The distribution price of wheat has been fixed at two rupees per kg and rice for three rupees per kg.