By: Nandika Chand | Last Updated July 11, 2020
The Uttar Pradesh government reimposed lockdown-like restrictions across the state to curb the spread of COVID-19. Only essential services and religious places are permitted to stay open while shops and other business establishments remained closed shall remain closed.
On Thursday, the state administration had announced that restrictions would be put into effect from 10pm on Friday to 5am on Monday. Chief Secretary RK Tiwari had said curbs have been reimposed in the state to check the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Various reports stated that markets in Lucknow such as Hazrat, Aminabad, Chowk, Gomtinagar, Indiranagar, Latouche Road, Alambagh, Hewett Road, Aliganj and Gudumba remained shut. Naveen Market, Somdutt Plaza, Civil Lines, Meston Road, Panki, Chamanganj, Kidwainagar and other areas in Kanpur were also shut.
Before restrictions were reimposed, people made a beeline to shops to restock essentials.
UP has recorded 33,000 positive COVID-19 cases and about 900 deaths.