The Noida administration imposed a Night curfew restrictions prohibition/regulation order in the district from 10 pm to 5 am till April 17, 2021. However, all movement of essential goods/commodities and essential/medical services shall be exempted.
The order, undersigned by District Collector and Magistrate Suhas LY. All government, private educational institutes except medical paramedical and nursing including coaching institutes shall be barred from holding physical classes till April 17. However, all exams including practicals shall be held as per the schedule and are exempted from the curfew order.
“There shall be an intensive enforcement of masks and other Covid protocols in public places including work places, by police/incident commanders and by concerned departments,” the order said.
Neighboring Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey has also decided to implement a night curfew in the district from Thursday (April 8) to April 17, 2021.
The night curfew will be in place from 10 pm to 5 am. The DM arrived at this decision after reviewing it with police officers and officials of the medical department.
Notably, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday held a review meeting with the officials through video conferencing to prevent COVID-19 infection in 13 sensitive districts of the state. He instructed that in districts where the number of corona-infected patients is 100 per day or more, the district magistrate should take decisions in relation to the closure of secondary schools considering the local situation. An appropriate decision should be taken in relation to controlling night movement in such districts, but in no circumstances should the transportation of essential materials like medicine, food grains, etc. be interrupted.
In view of rising cases of COVID-19, a night curfew has also been imposed in UP’s capital Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi with effect from Thursday night.
Yogi Adityanth has also called a meeting on Thursday evening to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state.
(With inputs from DNA India)
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