TS extends night curfew till 15 May; announces restrictions for marriages, funerals

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 May 2021 1:30 PM GMT
TS extends night curfew till 15 May; announces restrictions for marriages, funerals

Hyderabad: The Telangana government on 7 May announced that the night curfew that has been in place in the state since 20 April has been extended till 15 May. This comes after Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced that there would be no lockdown in the state as it would paralyze public life and put the state's economy at risk.

This is the second time the curfew has been extended. On 30 April, the state had extended the night curfew that lasts from 9 p.m to 5 a.m till 8 May. Meanwhile, the state government, in accordance with the ministry of Home Affair's directive instructing states to impose local restrictions, on Friday announced a slew of measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

In an order, the state directed that marriages shall be conducted following all COVID-related protocols, including maintaining social distance and wearing masks. Also, the number of persons allowed at marriages will be limited to 100, it said. Similarly, funerals shall be conducted while ensuring that COVID-19 norms are followed. The maximum number of persons allowed at funerals is 20.

The state government has also prohibited all gatherings whether social, political, sports, religious, academic, or related to entertainment.

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