Karnataka Implements Weekend Curfew For 2 Weeks To Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

by Sanjana Shenoy
Karnataka Implements Weekend Curfew For 2 Weeks To Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

India witnessed an increase in Omicron cases to 578 as of December 27. The highly transmissible Covid-19 variant can be spotted in 19 states including Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat and Rajasthan. In order to prevent yet another deadly Covid-19 wave, Delhi and Karnataka have announced night curfews while Telangana banned public gatherings altogether. So, you may have to resort to subdued New Year celebrations after all safety always comes first. Uttarakhand has also imposed a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am due to the rise in Omcron variant cases. All essential services, postal services and healthcare have been exempted.  Read on to know more about these guidelines.

Delhi Implements Night Curfew Amid Rise In Covid-19 Cases

Night curfew in the capital kicks off from 11 pm on December 27. The Delhi government has clamped a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am on the last week of December. Delhi’s Covid-19 cases crossed the 200 mark for the second day on December 26 as the city recorded 290 fresh infections. This was in just 24 hours, the highest since June 10. While essential services will be permitted, these restrictions will impact the New Year’s and January 1 celebrations.  Restaurants, bars and hotels function in Delhi at 50 per cent capacity and will wind up before 11 pm.

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Karnataka Imposes Weekend Curfew

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka government decided to impose a weekend curfew till January 19. They have also decided to extend the night curfew imposed between 10 pm and 5 am across the state. Movement of people will be prohibited between Friday 8 pm to Monday 5 am on weekends but essential activities will be allowed.

Like Delhi, hotels, bars and restaurants in Karnataka will also function with 50 per cent capacity. While Telangana hasn’t banned the New Year celebrations yet, the state has prohibited rallies and public meetings till January 2. Events will be permitted prohibited the organisers ensure social distancing, ban people from entering without masks and arrange thermal scanners at the entry point. Meanwhile, go on a virtual tour to Chikmagalur