Home / News / India /  Telangana imposes night curfew till April 30. What's allowed, what is not

Amid the continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, the Telangana government has imposed night curfew till April 30. The night curfew will be in place from 9pm to 5 am till April-end. This comes a day after 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 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.

The restrictions will come into effect today. "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 30th April 2021 as a further measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar said in an order.

Here is what is allowed during the night curfew in Telangana:

1) 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 media, e-commerce deliveries and Petrol pumps among others.

2) 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 stand on the production of a 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 the stipulated time for the transportation of exempted categories of people during the period of night curfew.

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