Karnataka imposes overnight curfew from today until January 1: all you need to know – bengaluru
The Karnataka government decided on Wednesday to reimpose the 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. night curfew in the state from December 24 to January 1. All movements excluding essential services will be restricted, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, adding that there will be no obstacles to planned religious celebrations in churches on Christmas Eve on December 24.
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The announcement was made amid concerns about a new strain of the coronavirus disease that was recently detected in the UK. Meanwhile, Karnataka has recorded more than 911,000 coronavirus cases so far and as many as 12,029 have died, according to the Union Health Ministry panel.
This is everything you need to know about curfew:
– The decision to reimpose the curfew was taken by a high-powered committee after the new variant of the coronavirus, VUI – 202012/01, which is believed to be 70, was detected in the UK last week. % more transmissible than previous versions of the virus. .
– The curfew was also imposed considering the fact that there was the possibility that people would gather for the end of the year celebrations and disobey the social distancing guidelines, according to the state minister of medical education, Dr. K Sudhakar.
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– As part of the new regulations, all incoming international passengers will be mandated to submit a negative test for coronavirus and the test was conducted within a 72-hour period prior to their arrival.
– “All arrangements have been made at the airport to carry out the tests and health personnel have been deployed there to ensure that no one enters the city without taking the test,” said the prime minister.
– For now, the state is sticking to its plan to reopen schools from January 1, Yediyurappa said.
– Before making the revised curfew announcement on Wednesday, Yediyurappa had said that the curfew would be imposed until January 2 and that all activities would continue as usual from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., adding that no one should leave after 10 pm.