The process of "unlocking" in Uttar Pradesh will begin June 1 onward. However, night curfew from 7 PM to 7 AM and weekend restrictions will continue due to COVID situation in the state.
According to an official order, shops and markets can operate between 7 am to 7 pm from Monday-Friday, except in containment zones. Restrictions will continue on Saturdays and Sundays.
Those districts that have more than 600 active coronavirus cases as on May 30 will not get any sort of relief right now, the order read. These include Meerut, Lucknow, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Bulandshahr, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sonbhadra, Jaunpur, Baghpat, Moradabad, Ghazipur, Bijnor and Deoria. Unlocking process can begin in these districts only if cases drop below 600.
- School, colleges and educational institutions will continue to remain shut.
- Only home delivery allowed at restaurants.
- Not more than 5 people will be allowed at religious places.
- Frontline govt departments will have full attendance.
Other govt departments can open with maximum 50% capacity. The remaining 50% can attend on a rotation casis.
Private companies to promote work from home, to have Covid help desk.
Banks, insurance companies to remain open.
Dhabas along highways, expressways can open.
On Saturday, the toll from COVID-19 rose to 20,208 in Uttar Pradesh after 157 more people succumbed to the disease, while the infection tally climbed to 16,88,152 with 2,287 fresh cases. Fifteen of the new fatalities were reported from Kushinagar, 11 each from Lucknow and Meerut.
Of the fresh COVID-19 cases, 153 were reported from Bulandshahr, 146 from Saharanpur, 127 from Gautam Buddh Nagar, 119 from Muzaffarnagar and 106 from Lucknow, it said.