The government of Uttar Pradesh has imposed weekend lockdown in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the state.
Essential services, however, will be allowed during the restrictions that will come into effect at 8:00 pm on Saturday night and will remain in place till Monday 7:00 am.
On Sunday, there will a complete lockdown in both urban and rural regions of the state. The UP government said that a massive sanitisation programme will be carried out across all 75 districts.
If a person will be caught without wearing face mask in the state, then initially the fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed upon him/her.
Second time violators could be slapped a fine of Rs 10,000.
During weekend lockdown, a massive sanitisation drive will be carried out to contain the spread of deadly virus.
On every day basis, around 2 lakhs Covid-19 tests are taking place in the state.