All outlets, hotels in State to close by 10 p.m.
The State authorities has issued pointers and directions for the implementation of evening curfew introduced in the wake of the second wave of COVID infections.
Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Dash issued a authorities order on Saturday specifying the small print restrictions of outlets and institution and motion of public as a part of the curfew which will probably be imposed from 10 p.m. on April 24.
The curfew can be imposed for seven hours day by day between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the State, and solely sure institutions are exempted from working throughout the curfew hours.
“During the implementation of the restrictions, all offices, firms, shops, establishments, restaurants and others shall close by 10 p.m. and reopen after 5 a.m.,” the G.O. states.
(*10*) institutions and important providers have been exempted from the curfew. They embrace print and digital media, telecommunications, web providers, broadcasting and cable providers, IT and ITeS, gasoline stations, LPG, CNG and different petroleum retailers, energy technology, transmission and distribution providers, water provide and sanitation providers, chilly storages, warehouses, personal safety providers, manufacturing items and providers that require steady course of and meals supply providers.
While most people is restricted from going round throughout the curfew hours, personnel of the organisations thought-about as important providers, officers of State and Central authorities with responsibility move and legitimate id card and all medical professionals, pregnant ladies and sufferers in search of medical care have been exempted.
Also, individuals with legitimate tickets for journey from and to airports, inter and intra-State items autos (no permission passes required) will even be allowed.
Those violating the curfew can be prosecuted beneath Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Section 188 of IPC.