Section 144 imposed in Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Meerut and Agra
The government spokesman said that this has been done in view of rising cases of COVID-19 infections in the state capital despite all precautions.
Active cases in Lucknow are now pegged at 3,570 while the total number deaths have reached 975. The state capital, in the pandemic, has recorded more than 70,000 cases till date.
According the government spokesman, the imposition of Section 144 will check people from collecting at one point.
The six cities in the state that continue to report a high virus load are Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Meerut and Agra.
Adityanath has directed officials to continue aggressive testing tracking and treatment in every district to prevent the spread of Covid infection.