The ban under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC), which is a Legislative Assembly of more than four people, Unlock 3 has been extended till August 31 in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district which includes the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida, An official order said on Friday.
District police said that political, social, sports or religious congregation, protest rally or procession will be banned in Noida and Greater Noida.
The order has been issued by the district police in view of the outbreak of COVID-19, even as “Unlock 3” – the third phase of loosening restrictions imposed as part of the coronavirus lockdown – today Starts from across the country.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Ashutosh Dwivedi said, “The ban under Section 144 of the CrPC will remain in force in Gautam Buddha Nagar till August 31.”
Except medical personnel and essential service providers, no one will be allowed into or out of the control area in Gautam Buddh Nagar, he said in the order.
All educational institutions, cinema halls, auditoriums, swimming pools, bars and assembly halls will remain closed till 31 August. The yoga institute and gym will remain closed till August 4 as per the order.
No one is allowed to go outdoors without a face mask / cover and spitting is strictly prohibited.
It advised people over the age of 65 or with women under 10, pregnant women, and children to avoid stepping outside their homes.
According to the order, Unlock 3 restrictions will be imposed in the district on every Friday from 10 am to 5 pm Monday, during which the outward movement of people except those in essential services will be prohibited.
Mr. Dwivedi said in the order, “Whoever violates the prohibition orders under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (a violation of the order duly passed by the public servant), shall take strict action.”
So far 5,203 COVID-19 cases have been registered in Gautam Buddhist town adjoining Delhi, of which 796 are active. According to official figures, there have been 42 deaths from COVID-19 in the district, while more than 4,365 patients have been discharged after treatment.