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Omicron Alert: Night curfew imposed In UP and Madhya Pradesh

A night curfew has been announced in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh – from 11 pm to 5 am, starting tomorrow (Saturday) – amid growing concern over the spread of the Omicron

A night curfew has been announced in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh – from 11 pm to 5 am, starting tomorrow (Saturday) – amid growing concern over the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

In addition, UP also said only 200 people could attend marriages and social functions, at which all necessary Covid-safety protocols must be followed. Government sources have also said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also asked all shopkeepers and traders to follow the “no mask, no goods” policy.

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Officials have also been asked to ensure that all those arriving in UP from abroad, and other states, are tested for Covid, with particular attention to be paid to railway and bus stations.

Yesterday Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan said a nightly curfew of 11 pm to 5 am would be enforced effective immediately. The state hasn’t yet recorded an Omicron Covid case.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,93,532 on Tuesday after 23 people were detected with the infection, while one death took the toll to 10,530.

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Till now, 7,82,815 people have been discharged from hospitals post-recovery, including 19 during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 187.
With 53,638 samples being examined during the day, the number of tests carried out in MP went up to 2,30,91,740.

As many as 9, 89, 63,093 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered so far in the state, including 2,73,480 on Tuesday, a government release said.

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First Published: 24th December, 2021 15:27 IST

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