March 24, 2023

Night Curfew in Karnataka: Karnataka imposes 10-day night curfew from December 28 | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Sunday decided to clamp a 10-day night curfew from December 28 and restrict entry to hotels, bars, pubs and to 50% for four days from December 30, in view of the surge in Omicron cases.
All commercial activities will be shut between 10pm and 5am from Tuesday to January 7.
The occupancy will be limited to 50% of the total seating capacity of hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs between December 30 and January 2.
The government has also banned public revelry to celebrate New Year and the attendance at gatherings, meetings, conferences and events, including weddings, has been limited to 300 from Tuesday.
Cinema halls have been spared from the 50% occupancy clause, according to the guidelines issued by the government.
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai convened a high-level meeting with ministers, members of Covid-19 technical advisory committee (TAC) and domain experts and decided to impose restrictions in apparent to move to curb the congregation for celebrating New Year.
“The Omicron infection is spreading fast prompting us to take the preventive measures. While 400 cases have been reported across India, 32 have been found in Karnataka. The high-level meeting convened by the chief minister decided to impose night curfew from December 28 for 10 days and 50% occupancy at public places,” said health minister K Sudhakar after the meeting.
He said the preventive measures, including increasing the number of hospital beds and enhancing health infrastructure, are being taken.
Intensive pet rolling and surveillance will be held in the bordering districts adjoining Kerala and Maharashtra.
Sudhakar said the government would start administering the third dose of Covid vaccine to people aged above 60, those with comorbidities, health workers and front line worriers from January 10.
A drive to vaccinate children aged between 15 and 18 will be launched on January 3.

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