DM South Andaman imposes night curfew from the midnight of 10th April 2021

Port Blair, Apr 09: In view of the recent surge in the positive cases of COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and to contain the further spread of the virus in the South Andaman District, Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, the District Magistrate of South Andaman has imposed night curfew by ordering restriction on the movement of individuals, which as per order, shall remain strictly prohibited between 10.00 PM to 5.00 AM.
“This order shall come in force in the South Andaman District including the active Containment Zone from the midnight of 10th April 2021 and shall be effective till the midnight of 30th April 2021 or until further order whichever is earlier,” the order said adding that “Any disobedience of the above 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).”
As per the order Officers/officials of 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 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 & health services) on production of valid Identity cards. Pregnant women and patients availing medical services will be exempted from this night curfew order.

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