HARYANA: Amid fear of rampant spread of COVID-19 Pandemic in the State, Haryana Government has imposed night curfew from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, thereby prohibiting the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 09:00 PM to 05:00 AM in the state. This Curfew order will come into force with effect from April 12, 2021 and shall remain in force till further orders.
During the Curfew timings no person will leave their homes or will move on foot or by vehicle or travel or stand or roam around on any road or public places during the above said hours.
Giving information on this, spokesperson of Haryana State Disaster Management Authority said that in exercise of powers vested under Disaster Management Act, 2005, there will be complete prohibition on the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 09:00 PM to 05:00 AM in the state.
However, the movement of persons and services that will be exempt include those tasked with law and order emergencies and municipal services/duties including Executive Magistrates, Police personnel, Military/ CA.P.F, Personnel in uniform, health, electricity, fire, media persons with accreditation and Government machinery tasked with COVID-19 related duties (All on production of Identity Card). Besides this, those who have been specially issued a restricted movement CURFEW pass by the officers authorized in this behalf are also exempted.
The spokesperson said that there shall be no curbs on inter-state and Intra-State movement of essential and non-essential goods. All Vehicles/persons in bonafide transit (inter- State/intra-State) shall be allowed to pass, but only after verification of point of origin and destination.
Apart from this, hospitals, chemist shops and A.T.M. shall be allowed to remain open 24 X 7. Pregnant women and patients are also exempted from the night curfew for getting medical/health services said the spokesperson.
He said that passengers going to or returning from the airport or railway station of I.S.B.T shall be exempted. Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.
He said that as the country is at a critical juncture in its fight against COVID-19 and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as well as the Government of Haryana has issued various guidelines from time to time to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, there has been a recent surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases and therefore, it is imperative to put in place in strict measure of isolation and social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19 as a lot of non-essential movement of people and vehicles during the night has been reported, said the spokesperson.