Agra Lockdown Today News: As the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government announced 55-hour lockdown in the state to curb the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19, Agra District Magistrate has issued a stern warning, saying that the Taj city will be under strict lockdown for three days beginning Friday evening. Also Read - Noida Lockdown News: Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Seizes 11 Vehicles, Issues Challans to 1470 People For Flouting Curbs

Notably, Agra is one of the worst-affected districts due to COVID-19 as coronavirus cases to surge with every passing day. In the past 24 hours, there were 16 fresh cases, taking the tally to 1,357. The number of active cases is 167. The number of containment zones in the city has gone up to 76. So far 28,294 samples have been tested. The recovery rate is 80.99 per cent. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown News: State Revises Lockdown Dates, to Impose Complete Shutdown on 7 Days in August

Most of the cases in the past week have come from densely populated areas as the markets in the interior city were seen flouting guidelines Also Read - Unlock 3 in Mumbai: Malls to Open From August 5, No Odd-even Rule For Shops, Says BMC in Its SOP

District officials said during the total lockdown for three days no one would be permitted to move around freely. Only essential services will remain operational.  They noted that the three-day shutdown would be used to sanitise localities and screen people in the 76 containment zones.

Elaborating further, officials said,”Only essential services would be allowed to remain operational. All markets will remain closed and no movement would be permitted within the city.”

About UP Lockdown:  

The Uttar Pradesh government has imposed a lockdown in the state from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday, permitting movements only for providing medical and essential services in the state. The curbs have been imposed in the state to check the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, Chief Secretary R K Tiwari said in an order communicated to district officials all over the state.