20th April, 2021
The Telangana government announced the imposition of a night curfew in the state from 9 pm to 5 am. This order is implemented with immediate effect and this order will remain in force till May 1st. Essential services will be exempted. It may be noted that the corona epidemic in India is taking a macabre form. More than 150 people have died for the third consecutive day. Two days later there has been some decrease in new cases, yet more than two and a half lakh new cases have been found. About 25 lakh new cases have increased in 15 days. The number of active cases has also crossed 20 lakhs. That is why state governments are taking strict steps to prevent the spread of Corona, including steps such as lockdown, weekend lockdown, and night curfew.
This order was issued by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar. The decision came a day after the Telangana High Court gave 48 hours for the decision to impose a night curfew or lockdown. The court had made it clear that if the government fails to make a decision, it will pass the appropriate order. In the notification, all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants, etc. will be closed at 8 pm. Print and electronic media, Internet services, broadcasting services, IT services, e-commerce, petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, besides people connected with the supply of essential services such as hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and print, and electronic media, telecommunications, internet services. Petroleum and gas outlets, power generation, transmission and distribution, water supply and sanitation, Distribution of all goods through cold storage and warehouse services will be exempt. Private security services and production units or services that require continuous processing are exempted.