The Covid-19 surge showing no signs of abating, several states have clamped stringent restrictions, including night curfew, and are even mulling lockdown in their bid to stem the spread of the virus.
India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 1.50 crore with a record single-day rise of 2,73,810 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases surpassed the 19-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
After being imposed curfew in Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan Utter Pradesh and other states, now south state Telangana adding into list of curfew, Government of Telangana announces night curfew in the state from 9 PM to 5 AM. The order comes into effect immediately and will remain imposed till May 1st. Essential services to remain exempted.
Government of Telangana announces night curfew in the state from 9 PM to 5 AM. The order comes into effect immediately and will remain imposed till May 1st. Essential services to remain exempted. pic.twitter.com/0u4ePfcMo0
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During the night curfew in Telangana, all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants will have to shut down by 8 PM except for hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and those dealing with the supply of essential services.
List of the services which are exempted from night curfew:
1. Print and electronic media, telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting, cable services, IT and IT-enabled services.
2. Delivery of all goods through e-commerce, Petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, petroleum and gas outlets. Power generation, transmission and distribution. Water supply and sanitation. Cold storage and warehousing services, Private security services, Production units or services which require a continuous process.
All others will be prohibited from venturing out beyond 9 pm. Those who are still allowed to function during the night curfew hours would also include frontline worker such as Government office employees, doctors, paramedics and other frontline worker.