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Curfew pushed from 9pm to 11pm

Author : | Published: February 4, 2014


The curfew imposed by the government has been pushed from 9pm to 11pm.

The Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, told journalists that the curfew will remain in place so anyone can move freely in case of an emergency at night.

Mr. Ateny, however, warns that it is still not safe to be out after 7pm.

“The directive was issued by the president for the curfew to start at 11 o’clock at night up to 6 o’clock in the morning. This is to allow the members of the public to be able to walk freely between coming out from the office at 5 o’clock. Even if there is no curfew, I don’t think it is wise for anybody to be outside after then,” he said.

He said everyone should be able to move freely before 11pm.

Mr. Ateny said the president is urging police, the army and the National Security to implement the directive.

The President imposed a 6pm-to-6am, dusk-to-dawn curfew following the December 15 incident.

It was later pushed from 6pm to 9pm.

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