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Lucknow, Apr 17 : Uttar Pradesh government has imposed a 35-hour Corona curfew starting 2000 hrs tonight to break the transmission chain of the deadly virus in the state.
The curfew will end at 0700 hrs on Monday. Strict instructions have been released and the people directed to leave the house only for essential work and emergencies.
According to official spokesperson here on Saturday, essential services will continue to function, whereas polling parties connected with Panchayat elections, health workers and sanitation workers will be allowed to travel.
“All markets, offices except essential services will remain closed. During this period, the sanitisation and fogging will be carried out by the Fire Department at the Municipal Corporation, Nagar Panchayat and Gram Panchayat level and by the sugar mills by running a special campaign,” an official said.
UP chief secretary R K Tiwari has instructed the officers to ensure the 100 per cent implementation of face masks in cities and rural areas. Failure to comply with this would fetch fine of Rs 1000 for the first time and a maximum fine of Rs 10,000 for the second time. Instructions have been given to make the police station responsible for enforcing the implementation mandatorily wearing masks. Senior officers of the police and administration will also inspect the main roads, markets and ensure implementation of face masks.
According to the order of the Revenue Department and Health Department’s guideline in each district, instructions were given to make the quarantine centres available immediately. The District Magistrate and the Revenue Officer concerned will be responsible for the districts from which this information is not given.
Instructions have been given to police officers at the district level to review arrangements made to prevent infection of corona in police personnel. Camps have been asked to be conducted in the police line. Instructions have been given to the fire department for daily fogging on the police line, police post, police station and police office.
Commissioner of Police, District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police, Superintendents of Police have been instructed to ensure proper screening and testing at railway stations, bus stations and airports. Drug inspectors have been asked to arrange oxygen supply in government, private hospitals and private medical colleges. The Chief Secretary has said that resources are needed to protect Covid19 in municipal corporations.
The municipal corporations have been asked to immediately send the demand letter to the Municipal Development Department and the Revenue Department in this regard.