Sec 144 enforced in the city of Mangaluru before the New Years celebrations
To curb the spread of coronavirus infections, section 144 was imposed in the city of Mangaluru ahead of the New Year celebrations.
The prohibition orders will take effect from 6 p.m. on December 31 to 6 a.m. on January 1, 2021. Mangaluru City Police Commissioner Vikash Kumar and Mangaluru City Additional District Magistrate have issued prohibition orders under Section 144 (1).
The government, through guidelines and orders, has banned parties and special events in clubs, pubs, restaurants and other places that attract people in large numbers without social distancing.
The gathering of five or more people in public places and roads for celebrations has been banned, but routine activities can be carried out in these areas, the police commissioner said in more detail in the order.
Seven people in Karnataka have contracted the new variant of the coronavirus, Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar reported on Wednesday.
Karnataka’s Home Secretary Basavaraj Bommai had previously said that the state government will not allow New Years celebrations in public places in light of the emergence of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus in the UK.