No plans for night curfew in Hyderabad, clarifies Mahmood Ali

Hyderabad: Telangana state home minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali on Sunday informed that the government has no immediate plans to impose night curfew.

Speaking to media after laying the foundation for the Bharosa Centre in the Old City’s Mirchowk area, Mahmood Ai informed that though there is a surge in COVID-19 cases across India and in the neighbouring Maharashtra, the state government does not have any plans to impose any night curfews in Hyderabad.

Mahmood Ali stated that the police does not have an intention to impose curfew since the restriction will have a bad impact on the lives of the people. The public can play important role in controlling the surge in cases, he added.

Making clear that imposing a curfew will affect the lives and business in city, Mahmood Ali requested the public, especially of the Old City, to take precautions, avoid gatherings and promptly use face masks, said Mahmood Ali.

He further said that in wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in schools, the state government in a day or two will take a final call whether to let schools and Madrassas function.