UP Lockdown Extended: Who Will Be Exempted from E-Pass for Travel Within the State?


As the weekend lockdown got extended by two more days till Thursday 7 am by the Uttar Pradesh government, in accordance with this, on Wednesday the state administration carried out a list of those who will be exempted from e-pass.

According to the newly released notification, medical and essential services, industrial activities, e-commerce operators, people related to post office print, people with a medical emergency, and internet services will not require an e-pass for traveling purposes in the state during the lockdown.

UP Lockdown Extended

There are other people who have their own reasons to travel inside the state. So, whosoever is willing to avail of services can apply for an e-pass by visiting the official website or portal of the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Department.

If a person wants to apply for an e-pass, then he must require essential documents like an Aadhaar or PAN card and GST-related papers (in case of commercial units).

Due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government decided to extend the partial lockdown till May 6.

Additional Chief Secretary Navneet Sehgal issued an order that the partial ‘corona curfew’ that was imposed in Uttar Pradesh has now been extended till 7 am on May 6. All the restrictions imposed were expected to be lifted on Tuesday (May 4) morning.

This is the second time that the UP government extended the lockdown-like curfew.

Recently, on Tuesday, the state breached the 350-mark for daily COVID-19 deaths as 352 patients surrendered to fight against the virus, but one-day recoveries outrun new cases by over 12,500 according to current records.

According to the recent data, the state reported 25,854 new cases and the recovery rate surpassed new cases and the numbers came out to be 38,685.

The latest statistical data tells us that there are 13,798 deaths, 13,68,188 infections so far, and 2,72,569 active cases.

The total number of patients who got recovered and made out of the hospital in the state stands at 10,81,818.

Out of the fresh 352 death cases in the overall state, Kanpur records 66 deaths, Ghaziabad records 24 deaths, Lucknow (22), Varanasi (19), Jhansi (15), and Gautam Buddh Nagar (11), a statement issued by the state government.

Out of the fresh 25,854 cases, the capital city Lucknow holds the record of most number of cases – 2,407, Gautam Buddh Nagar (1,761), Jhansi (1,232), Varanasi (1,174), Ghaziabad (1,057), and Moradabad (1,007).

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