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Lockdown to be lifted in U.P. on April 15, but in phases: Yogi Adityanath

A policeman wearing protective mask in the wake of coronavirus pandemic stands guard at a checkpost near Ramlala market, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on March 14, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The 21-day-long COVID-19 lockdown will come to an end in Uttar Pradesh on April 15, but in phases, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said.

"15 April se lockdown samapt hone wala hai (the lockdown will come to an end on April 15)," Mr. Adityanath said while interacting with MLAs in the State through video-conference on Saturday.


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He, however, stressed the need to end the lockdown in phases.

"On April 15, once we end the lockdown, if crowds gather at once, then all the efforts will go down in drain," he said.

The Chief Minister said it was better to resume normal life in phases and sought the legislators' suggestions in deciding which establishments should be opened first.


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 24 announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days.

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