Relaxations for night curfew set in motion as Krishna Janmashtami festivities kick in

Lucknow: Seeing the festive mood in the city on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, the U.P government has for the first time made certain relaxations in the night curfew timings.

Relaxations in night curfew will be in place on Monday and Tuesday across the state. The relaxation has come at a time when there are reduced numbers of Covid-19 cases. It is noteworthy that UP lifted all curbs barring night curfew which is in place between 10 pm and 6 am.

Additional chief secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi told reporters that the festival of Janmashtami would be celebrated across the state, including all police lines and jails, with full enthusiasm and gusto. Awasthi said all Covid-19 protocols must be followed during the celebrations. Everybody must wear masks and use sanitisers.

It is worth noting that  seeing a rising COVID trend, CM Yogi Adityanath had directed officials to tighten night curfew in the state.

On the other hand, UP DGP Mukul Goel has instructed all the police commissioners and district police chiefs to remain on alert. There will be a close watch on mischief mongers on social media as well.

“All senior officers will remain in the field and be present in the sensitive areas of their jurisdiction,” said Goel.

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