How Covid containment strategy averted a crisis in UP

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Covid cases started increasing rapidly in UP from middle of March. The rise was very sharp: from around 150 new cases on March 15 to almost 30,000 cases on April 20 – an increase by a factor of nearly 200. To control this unabated rise, measures such as night and weekend curfews were put in place from April 21, culminating imposing of partial curfew in which markets, malls, restaurants, etc were closed and large gatherings were prohibited.