Why ‘baby’ lockdown when COVID cases are rising in UP?: Priyanka

Uttar Pradesh government recently announced a weekend lockdown - from July 10 to July 13 morning - to contain the spread of infections in the state

Priyanka said the lockdown was a cover by the Uttar Pradesh government to hide its failure to contain the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Video grab/Twitter

Criticising the Uttar Pradesh government over growing COVID-19 cases in the state, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday (July 13) questioned the logic behind imposing a 55-hour-long weekend lockdown – ‘baby pack’ as she called it- in the state.

“No one has understood the logic behind the baby pack of the weekend lockdown,” she tweeted showing the rising number of COVID-19 cases between July 10 and 12, which has stayed above 1,300.


The Yogi Adityanath government had imposed a strict lockdown in the state over the weekend starting 10 pm of Friday (July 10) to 5 am of Monday (July 13).  The step was taken in view of the growing cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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While announcing the decision Adityanath had said that the markets will remain open from Monday to Friday, the weekends will be reserved for sanitization process.

The state which has logged in 36,476 cases so far reported 1,654 cases in the past 24 hours.

 

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