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Night curfew extended till May 8 in Telangana

Posted April 30th, 2021, 03:52 PM IST

Night curfew extended till May 8 in Telangana

The Telangana government on Friday said that it has decided to extend the night curfew in the state for seven more days till 5 am on May 8 in wake of the rising coronavirus cases across the country.

In a statement, the state government said that the night curfew will begin at 9 pm and continue till 5 am in the morning.

As per the guidelines, all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants, etc. have to close at 8 pm except hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies, and those dealing with the supply of essential services.

Those exempted, i.e., those that come under the category of essential services, include print and electronic media; Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT-enabled services; 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; and Production units or services which require a continuous process.

As per the orders, movement of all persons will be prohibited from 9 pm onwards except those involved in the above-mentioned activities;

There will be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement or transportation of essential and non-essential goods. No separate permission/pass will be required for such movement.

Public transport services including autos and taxis will be allowed to function within the stipulated time for the transportation of the above-mentioned categories of people during the period of night curfew.