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An Uttar Pradesh government spokesman said that Independence Day functions will be held at all paces from the state to the panchayat levels but safety protocols including social distancing will be strictly followed. Also Read - Is Delhi Govt Planning To Lift Covid Curbs in National Capital as Cases Dip? LG Baijal Likely To Decide On Jan 27

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The night curfew in non-containment zones, however, has been lifted.

All schools, colleges, coaching centres and other educational institutions will remain closed till August 31. Online classes will continue during this period.

Metro rail services, political and social functions, entertainment events and religious congregations will also not be allowed during this period.

The state, in line with the central government guidelines, has allowed yoga centres and gymnasiums to reopen.

Air services and trains will continue to function in a restricted manner.