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SC holds Allahabad HC’s order over lockdown in 5 UP cities

20/04/2021 at 2:27 PM

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Lucknow, April 20: There will be no lockdown in five top cities of Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur.

The Allahabad High Court last evening had ordered a lockdown in these five cities till April 26. However, the UP government refused to enforce it last evening and approached the Supreme Court this morning.

The apex court held the HC’s order and asked the UP government to report it within a week the steps it has taken and plans to tackle the Covid-19 surge.

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