Telangana Announces Night Curfew Till Apr 30

Hyderabad: Amid the continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, the Telangana government on Tuesday has imposed night curfew till April 30. The night curfew will be in place from 9pm to 5 am.

On Monday, the Telangana High Court had directed the state government to take a call on imposing lockdown or curfew in the state in the next 48 hours.The court had made it clear that if the government fails to take a decision, it will pass appropriate orders.

The decision came on a when the state reported nearly 6,000 new cases. All offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants, etc. shall close at 8 pm, except for hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and those dealing with supply of essential services, the government said in a release.

Here is what is allowed during the night curfew:

During the curfew period all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants etc shall close at 8 pm except hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and those dealing with supply of essential services such as the following:

  1. Print and Electronic media
  2. Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT enabled services.
  3. Delivery of goods via e-commerce
  4. Petrol pumps, CNG, LPG, Petroluem and gas outlets.
  5. Power generation, transmission and distribution
  6. Water supply and sanitation
  7. Cold storage and warehousing services,
  8. Private security services

Movement of all people shall be prohibited from 9 pm onwards

3) Government officials, medical personnel and those coming from or going to airports, railway stations, bus stands on production of valid ticket, among others.

4) The order said there shall be no restriction on inter- state and intra-state movement or transportation of essential and non-essential goods and no separate permission or pass will be required for such movement.

5) Public transport services including autos and taxis shall be allowed to function within stipulated time for the transportation of exempted categories of people during the period of night curfew.

Any violation of the aforesaid instructions shall result in prosecutions under Sections 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 and Section 188 of IPC as well as other applicable laws.

Today, Telangana reported 5,926 new #COVID19 cases, 2,209 recoveries and 18 deaths, The case tally rises to 3,61,359 and active cases 42,853.

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