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New rules on night curfew

New rules on night curfew

The Centre has restated that the night curfew shall remain in place from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. throughout the country.

In this context, the Ministry of Home Affair issued new guidelines on certain points regarding the night curfew:

  • Movement of individuals shall remain prohibited during the night curfew throughout India.
  • Only essential activities have been allowed to prevent the congregation of people.
  • The restrictions do not apply to loading and unloading of goods which are part of logistics and supply chains.
  • MHA said that some states and UTs are restricting the movement of people and vehicles travelling on highways in the night time. The intention of the night curfew is to prevent the gatherings of people, but not the movement of individuals.
  • Hence, the restrictions do not apply to buses carrying people and trucks or goods carriers plying on state and national highways.
  • As per this rule, people travelling to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and flights shall not be stopped since restrictions do not apply to them.
  • Hence, the states and UTs are advised not to prevent all of the above movements. They should issue proper instructions to the district and local authorities.

Currently, India is under the fifth phase of the lockdown while resuming several economic activities in a phased manner. Several relaxations have been provided in all areas except in containment zones.

Containment zones have to follow the guidelines strictly issued by MHA from time to time.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have been rising in the country. India has reported more than 3 lakh cases. It surpassed Spain and the UK. It became the fourth worst-hit country in the world.

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