After the High Court asked the state government to come up with a plan to contain the spread of COVID, the Telangana state government announced on Tuesday its decision to impose night curfew from today across the state between 9pm to 5am. Essential services have been exempted from this. The night curfew will be in place till May 1.
Telangana High Court on Monday had asked the State government to take a call on imposing night curfew or weekend lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19.
On Monday, a two judge panel comprising Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy expressed its displeasure over the failure on the part of the Telangana government in handling the second wave of coronavirus spread in the state.
On Monday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao tested positive for coronavirus.
Telangana's director of public health, Dr G Srinivasa Rao urged people to take all the necessary precautions for the next four to six weeks as the number of coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly.