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BREAKING | Allahabad HC Orders Lockdown In Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi & Other Cities Till April 26

<p><strong>Lucknow: </strong>Allahabad High Court has ordered a lockdown to be imposed in Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur. "We direct the government to strictly enforce them forthwith," the court ruled.</p> <p>&nbsp;All establishments government or private, except financial institutions, departments, medical and health services, industrial and scientific establishments, essential services including municipal functions, and public transport, shall remain closed till April 26, 2021.</p> <p>The judiciary will, however, function on its own discretion, the court has stated while ordering that all shopping complexes and malls remain closed till April 26, 2021.</p> <p>"The recent surge of pandemic Covid-19 has virtually incapacitated all our medical infrastructure in the State of U.P. and specially in cities like Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur. It appears that the pandemic is teasing the system in a situation where patients have outnumbered the hospital beds and people are just running from pillar to post and in<br />this process attendants of patients are not only getting infected but others in public are also getting infected and a complete chain has got formed," the court order reads.</p> <p>"Before it further spirals to engulf in it the entire population of these badly hit districts, it is necessary to take some harsh steps in larger public interest. We know that putting a lockdown to public activities is a matter purely in the nature of policy decision by the concerned government and it was in keeping with this principle that we in our last order dated 13.04.2021, had directed the government to think about restricting public movement to break the chain of Covid infection," it added.</p> <p>(This is a breaking story, more details are awaited)</p>...

<p><strong>Lucknow: </strong>Allahabad High Court has ordered a lockdown to be imposed in Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur. "We direct the government to strictly enforce them forthwith," the court ruled.</p> <p>&nbsp;All establishments government or private, except financial institutions, departments, medical and health services, industrial and scientific establishments, essential services including municipal functions, and public transport, shall remain closed till April 26, 2021.</p> <p>The judiciary will, however, function on its own discretion, the court has stated while ordering that all shopping complexes and malls remain closed till April 26, 2021.</p> <p>"The recent surge of pandemic Covid-19 has virtually incapacitated all our medical infrastructure in the State of U.P. and specially in cities like Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur. It appears that the pandemic is teasing the system in a situation where patients have outnumbered the hospital beds and people are just running from pillar to post and in<br />this process attendants of patients are not only getting infected but others in public are also getting infected and a complete chain has got formed," the court order reads.</p> <p>"Before it further spirals to engulf in it the entire population of these badly hit districts, it is necessary to take some harsh steps in larger public interest. We know that putting a lockdown to public activities is a matter purely in the nature of policy decision by the concerned government and it was in keeping with this principle that we in our last order dated 13.04.2021, had directed the government to think about restricting public movement to break the chain of Covid infection," it added.</p> <p>(This is a breaking story, more details are awaited)</p>

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