Updated: August 21, 2021 8:12:19 am
The weekend restrictions to curb Covid-19 have now been relaxed in Noida and Ghaziabad given the declining trend of Covid-19 cases. As per the latest Uttar Pradesh government notification, markets will open on Saturdays and Sundays as well. However, night curfew will continue to be in effect in the districts, officials said.
As per orders, the movement of persons can take place between 6 am and 10 pm on all days of the week. A review meeting was held among state government officials to decide on the Covid-19 guidelines. The home department has issued instructions to district officials to ensure that Covid-appropriate behaviour and protocols are followed on the exempted days.
The government decision also comes in the wake of giving an impetus to traders, shopkeepers by lifting restrictions. Trader organisations in Noida had earlier written to the government for opening shops on weekends to not miss out on major business during festivals.
Presently, the state has 408 active Covid-19 cases with 15 districts reporting zero cases. Both Noida and Ghaziabad have been reporting either no cases or fewer than 10 cases in the last week with 19 and 6 active cases, respectively.
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