The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced new restrictions amid an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, imposing night curfew in districts with over 500 active cases and closure of schools till April 30.
At the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a decision was also taken to conduct atleast 1 lakh RT-PCR tests daily to identify people who have contracted the deadly disease.
The government – following a review meeting yesterday – had announced restrictions on gatherings of five or more people in religious places for effective control of the Covid pandemic during the upcoming festivals of Navratri and Ramzan.
Both Navratri, the auspicious nine nights festival celebrated by Hindus, and Ramzan – the most awaited time of the year for Muslims – begin on April 13th. The Ramzan date however depends on the sighting of the crescent moon locally.