New Covid strain: Karnataka announces night curfew until Jan. 2

Bengaluru - All Christmas, New Year celebrations taking place after 10 pm have been put on hold

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Published: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 1:21 PM

Last updated: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 1:25 PM

Even after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s announcement on Tuesday that there was no need for night curfew, the South Indian state has imposed night restrictions from 10 pm to 6 am until January 2.

The announcement comes amid growing concerns over a new strain of Covid-19 virus that has hit the United Kingdom and is said to be spreading. Karnataka is the second state after Maharashtra to announce night curfew.

"In view of the new strain of coronavirus, it has been decided to impose (a) night curfew from today to January 2 between 10 pm to 6 am. I request everyone to cooperate," Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said today in a statement.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that the new restrictions have been imposed to contain the new coronavirus strain. All passengers arriving from international destinations are being closely monitored.

All festive celebrations taking place after 10 pm between December 23 to January 2, including Christmas and New Year parties, have been put on hold.



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