Kanpur: The district administration imposed night curfew from 10pm to 6am from Thursday till April 30 to control the surge in Covid-19 cases .
District magistrate Alok Tiwari said the decision was taken following orders of the chief minister on Wednesday evening.
All movement would be restricted during night curfew period but essential services will be allowed.
The DM said all schools up to class XII would remain closed in the district till April 30, but exams or practicals being conducted would be allowed under strict Covid-19 protocol.
Meanwhile, district administration has marked 728 containment zones to control the spread of Covid-19 virus.
According to sources, 189 containment zones are in east zone and 202 in south. Maximum 315 containment zones have been marked in west zone, while 22 containment zones have been set up in outer areas of the city.
Rural areas are somehow safe but the infection is spreading rapidly in densely-populated localities like Colonelganj, Chamanganj, Nawabganj, Kakadeo, Gwaltoli and adjacent areas.
According to government guidelines, an area of 25m radius is declared containment zone if one person is found infected, and area in 50m radius is declared containment zone if more than one person are found infected. The containment zone is of 14 days if no new cases emerge.