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CM Yediyurappa announces night curfew in state from 10 pm to 6 am till January 2

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, December 23:- Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday (December 23) announced a night curfew in the state starting from December 23 to January 2. The night curfew will remain between 10 pm and 6 am. This curfew will end at 6 am on January 2. This normally means that more than 4 people cannot gather at a public place, however the government is yet to announce the details.

Yediyurappa said that the decision was taken in the view of the new COVID-19 strain after consulting with the Union government and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

“All activities (outside) should be completed by 10 pm and people should return home. New Year’s celebrations are barred and this decision has been taken in view of the safety of the residents of this state,” Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said. Guidelines for the night curfew will be released this evening. Initially, the government had said that bars and pubs would be allowed to celebrate New Year, but with 50 percent attendance, however with this announcement, that rule will change and most likely no parties will be allowed.

“Those coming from other countries must have a COVID-19 negative certificate that they have procured within 72 hours,” B S Yediyurappa said.
The announcement comes just a day after Yediyurappa said that there was no need for a night curfew ahead of Christmas and New Year in the state.
Earlier, in an order issued on December 17, the state had barred DJ parties in nightclubs but the order specified that pubs and bars can remain open. It also mentioned that COVID-19 safety measures will be strictly enforced during Christmas and new year’s eve in the city. A similar night curfew has been announced in Maharashtra including in its capital city of Mumbai. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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