The Karnataka authorities has introduced an evening curfew within the state for 10 days ranging from December 28, between 10 pm and 5 am, Well being Minister Ok Sudhakar stated.
Together with the night time curfew, the state authorities has additionally introduced sure restrictions for New Yr associated events and gatherings, amid recent COVID-19 issues with new clusters rising and rising risk of the brand new Omicron variant of Coronavirus.
“From December 28 onwards, for about ten days to start with, we wish to watch by calling an evening curfew, invoking Part 144, from night time 10 pm to the following morning 5 am,” Mr Sudhakar stated.
Chatting with reporters after a high-level assembly of senior ministers, officers and the COVID technical advisory committee, chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, he stated there’s a curb on features and gatherings for the New Yr.
“There might be no features, events within the exterior premises, particularly for these celebrating with DJs and huge gatherings, they’ve been utterly banned in Karnataka,” he stated.
The minister additionally stated that in locations like eateries, accommodations, pubs and eating places can have 50 p.c of the seating capability of the premises.
India to date has reported 422 Omicron instances, largely in Maharashtra and Delhi.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his late night time nation tackle introduced vaccinations for kids between 15 and 18 years from January 3. He additionally introduced “precaution doses” for well being and frontline employees and people above 60 from January 10.