The number of Covid cases was dropped considerably and the positive rate too was very low in the state, the Cabinet noted.
Test-track-treat and vaccinate: Centre asks states to ensure 'carefully calibrated' lockdown opening
All state and UT governments should step up the pace of vaccination, to cover maximum number of people in an expeditious manner, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said.
As part of the gradual unlock process in the state, government and private offices have been allowed to function in full strength till 5 PM, while shops will be allowed to remain open till 6 PM.
All liquor shops in markets, malls and market complexes (outside containment zones) are allowed to operate between 10 am to 8 pm, it said.
The port city of Paradip, which usually celebrates ‘Raja’ with much merry-making, wore a forlorn look as Covid restrictions cast a shadow on the first day of the festival.
British scientists and doctors urged the prime minister to err on the side of caution and postpone implementing the fourth stage of his government's four-step unlocking plan for England.
Food courts and children's play areas in shopping centers are to close for a week beginning Sunday, and restaurants and bars must limit their service to takeout from 11 pm to 6 am.
Countries recording infection rates of 50-200 cases per 100,000 people in seven days would no longer be deemed a 'risk-zone'.
Acting on a tip-off, the local expressway police raided the party being held at a farmhouse in Sector 135 on Tuesday evening.
TASMAC shops will remain closed while public and private transport is not allowed across the State.
In an effort to bring down the Covid test positivity rate, the state has decided to impose additional restrictions from June 5 to 9.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari said shops and markets outside containment zones will be allowed to open from June 1 onwards from 7 am to 7 pm for five days (Monday to Friday).
Under the 'Jobs Support Scheme', 800 million Singapore dollars (USD 604 million) has been earmarked for enhanced wage subsidies and rental relief.
Only 2.3% of the population has been fully vaccinated, and the current phase targeting older adults is not scheduled to finish before the Games.
The officials prevented arriving vehicles at three check posts in Mathampalli. Ramapuram and Pulichinthla. Even bikes weren’t allowed on these routes during the lockdown.