In the view of the new coronavirus strain in the country, the state governments have announced night curfew on New Year’s Eve.
From night curfews in Delhi and Mumbai to ban on large gatherings in Bengaluru, authorities have imposed several rules to curb the spread of the virus.
Lockdown in Maharashtra
Day after Maharashtra’s coronavirus caseload rose to 19,25,066 with 3,018 new cases, the Uddhav Thackeray government on Wednesday announced an extension of lockdown in the state.
The Maharashtra government had earlier imposed a night curfew in all the municipal areas of the state. Night curfew will stay in place from 11 pm December 31st to 6 am January 1st. All places of entertainment and leisure are required to strictly abide by the timings.
Night Curfew in Delhi
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has imposed a night curfew in the national capital, restricting the gathering of more than five persons at a public place.
New Year celebration events or gatherings at public places will not be allowed from 11 pm on December 31st to 6 am on January 1st and 11 pm on January 1 to 6 am on January 2nd.
DMRC tweeted “To ease overcrowding on New Year’s Eve (December 31), exit from Rajiv Chowk metro station will not be allowed 9 pm onwards. The entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of the last train. Please plan your journey accordingly.”
Curfew guidelines in Bangalore
New Year celebrations guidelines have been issued by Bengaluru City Police to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said there will be no New Year’s Eve celebrations at public places due to Covid-19 and the emergence of the new strain of the virus in the United Kingdom.
Section 144 will be imposed in Bengaluru from 6 pm on 31 December till 6 am on 1 January, said Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru.