UP: Curfew extended by two more days to curb COVID-19

UP: Curfew extended by two more days to curb COVID-19
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UP government Monday extended the coronavirus-induced curfew by two more days. According to the latest orders, the restrictions will remain in place in all 75 districts till the morning of May 6.

This is the second extension of curfew in UP. Also, night curfew will continue to be in force in all the districts from 8 pm to 7 am daily.

As per the order, only essential services will be open during this curfew and night curfew. UP is witnessing a surge in coronavirus as the second wave of the virus sweeps nation.

Moreover, the Supreme court has also come ahead asking Centre to consider lockdown to curb the cases. Earlier, it had taken cognisance of the rising caseload of the country.

A lot of issues were discussed in the top court including the present oxygen crisis.

The apex court directed that no patient shall be denied hospitalisation or essential drugs in any State or UT for lack of local residential or identity proof.

The Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud asked the Centre to come up with a national policy on admissions to hospitals, within two weeks.

All the state governments will also follow the same. Until then no patients will be denied admission or essential drugs.

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