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Omicron worries have prompted a night curfew in Uttar Pradesh

The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to reinstate the night curfew in Uttar Pradesh beginning Saturday night

Omicron worries have prompted a night curfew in Uttar Pradesh
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Due to an increase in COVID-19 instances and mounting concerns about the new Omicron form, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to reinstate the night curfew in Uttar Pradesh beginning Saturday night.

The curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to an official statement. Weddings will have a maximum guest count of 200, and the district administration will need to be notified.

According to government sources, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also instructed all merchants and traders to adhere to the "no mask, no goods" policy. Officials have also been urged to ensure that all visitors to UP from outside and other states be tested for Covid, with a special focus on train and bus hubs.

The decision was made because to an upsurge in the number of instances of Covid-19 in the state. The night curfew order in Uttar Pradesh comes a day after the Allahabad High Court asked the Election Commission to consider postponing the two-month-old Assembly elections.

On Thursday, 31 new COVID-19 cases were identified across the state of Uttar Pradesh, a far less number than the tens of thousands of cases detected everyday in April and May. So far, the state has documented two Omicron cases. The poll-bound state of Uttar Pradesh has become the second to impose night-time restrictions, following Madhya Pradesh.

Several governments have imposed Covid-19-related restrictions from Christmas onwards, citing the health crisis and the desire to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Madhya Pradesh

Shivraj Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, announced on Friday that a night curfew of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. would be implemented immediately. An Omicron Covid case has yet to be registered by the state.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra has set more limitations and has night curbs in place after crossing the 100-case threshold in Omicron cases. From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., gatherings of more than 5 people in public areas around the state are prohibited.

Gujarat

Over Omicron fears, night curfews in eight Gujarat cities have been extended by two hours, with the curfew now in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to officials. It used to be from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, and Gandhinagar will all use the new time starting December 25. Today, Gujarat has reported 98 new cases and three deaths. According to the state government, 13 new Omicron cases were recorded in the state on Monday, bringing the overall number of cases to 43.

Haryana

Haryana has enacted its own set of regulations. The Haryana Chief Minister's Office told ANI that gatherings of more than 200 persons in public areas and other events are prohibited, and that people's movement will be restricted from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. From January 1, people who have not been vaccinated are not allowed to access public areas in Haryana.

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