Nighttime curfew in Noida, Greater Noida? Restrictions likely as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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Just after the Uttar Pradesh administration announced a nighttime curfew in several cities, including Lucknow, Varanasi and Prayagraj, a similar decision is expected to be made for Noida.

While there is already a nighttime curfew in neighboring Delhi, the growing number of cases in Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) may also force the district administration to impose strict restrictions in the region. The increase in the number of one-day cases in Noida has now passed 100.

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In this regard, Gautam Budha Nagar Suhas LY will make a decision on Thursday after having held a meeting with officials from the health administration and the district. Along with the nighttime curfew, secondary school closures can also be announced after the meeting. The administration is expected to give the green light to both.

Notably, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday held a review meeting with officials via video conference to prevent COVID-19 infection in 13 sensitive districts in the state. He demanded that in districts where the number of corona infected patients is 100 per day or more, the district magistrate should make decisions about closing secondary schools taking into account the local situation. An appropriate decision must be made regarding the control of nocturnal movements in these districts, but in no case the transport of essential material such as medicines, food grains, etc.

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In view of the increase in COVID-19 cases, a nighttime curfew has also been imposed in the UP capital, Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi, effective Thursday evening.

Yogi Adityanth also called a meeting Thursday evening to discuss the state’s COVID-19 situation.

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