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    Uttar Pradesh: Weekend lockdown in UP to continue till further orders

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    The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement strict lockdown across the state on weekends to stop the spread of Covid-19 infection. "The lockdown on weekends will be implemented from the coming Saturday and Sunday especially in the crowded areas. The markets and offices will remain closed on these days. However, the banks will remain open," Additional chief secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi said. "This is being done basically to stop the spread of infection through unwanted physical movement. Economic activities will, however, not suffer," he added.

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    The Economic Times