COVID-19: Night curfew imposed in N&M too

Mayabunder, Apr 10: Following sharp surge in COVID-19 positive cases in these islands, the District Magistrate of North Andaman has also ordered night curfew in the region from 9 pm to 5 am in exercise of the powers vested under section 144 of Cr.P.C. As per the order, movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 pm to 5 am. The prohibition has come into effect from the midnight of 10th April 2021 and shall remain in force till April 30, 2021.
Exempted from the order are Officers/officials involved in essential and emergency services such as Health and Family Welfare and all related medical establishments, Police, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire and emergency services, District Administration, Pay & Accounts Office, Electricity, Water and Sanitation, Public Transport, Disaster Management and related services on production of valid Identity card; persons engaged for essential activities, including operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods, STS buses on Andaman Trunk Road, loading and unloading of essential cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking on production of valid travel tickets; all private medical personnel such as Doctors, nursing staff, paramedical etc. and other hospitals services (such as hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and other medical and health services) on production of valid Identity cards; Pregnant women and patients availing medical services; and any person who has to move during the restricted hours for the purpose of availing first convoy to Port Blair can do so with the special permission of the concerned Assistant Commissioner. Any disobedience of the orders shall invite penal action u/s 188 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 against the violator(s), the order read.

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