Amid the rise of corona virus cases in the country and with ‘night curfew’, ‘weekend curfew’, ‘public discipline fortnight’ that already started in few states; Telangana became the latest state to join the line in order to contain the spread of virus.
The Telangana government has imposed night curfew till May 1. The restrictions will come into effect today. The night curfew will be in place from 9pm to 5am till April-end.
This comes a day after the Telangana High Court had directed the state government for imposing lockdown or curfew in the state in the next 48 hours. The Court had said that if the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government does not act within the next 48 hours, the court will pass orders regarding the same.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar in an order stated "The various measures to control COVID-19 in the state have been reviewed. It is decided to introduce a night curfew in the state for the period from 9 PM to 5 AM till end of April as a further measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
Here’s a list of what is allowed and what is not:-
Emergency services like hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and those dealing with supply of essential services such as media, e-commerce deliveries and Petrol pumps among others will be allowed to function.
Government officials, medical personnel and those coming from or going to airports, railway stations, bus stand on the production of a valid ticket will be allowed. 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.
Public transport services including autos and taxis shall be allowed to function within the stipulated time for the transportation of exempted categories of people during the period of night curfew.
Meanwhile, movement of all people shall be prohibited from 9 pm onwards. During the curfew period all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants etc shall close at 8 pm.