As alarm over the brand new coronavirus variant discovered within the UK and later in France, Spain, Sweden and Canada spreads, a number of states have renewed restrictions forward of latest yr celebrations. The states have additionally listed out precautions to be taken to assist stop the unfold of coronavirus.
This comes within the backdrop of every day Covid-19 circumstances within the nation falling to 18,732, and the whole depend reaching 10,187,850 on Sunday, in accordance with the well being ministry dashboard. The nation recorded 279 recent fatalities within the final 24 hours, taking the loss of life toll because of the virus to 147,622.
Listed below are the states which have renewed restrictions forward of latest yr celebrations:
Maharashtra: The state has introduced a seven-hour evening curfew throughout all cities and municipal company areas. The 11 pm to six am curfew is in place since December 22, and can proceed until January 5, 2021. “This isn’t a traditional new yr which is why we can not have regular celebrations. The curfew is being imposed to make sure that such violations are usually not repeated,” BrihanMumbai Municipal Company (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal stated.
Tamil Nadu: The state authorities issued an order banning new yr celebrations on seashores, accommodations, golf equipment and resorts on the evening of December 31 and January 1, 2021. There will likely be no entry to the seashores on today, and no midnight revelries can be allowed on seaside roads, eating places, accommodations, golf equipment, resorts together with seaside resorts, and related locations on New 12 months’s eve and the next day, an official assertion learn.
Karnataka: After the evening curfew order was withdrawn, Karnataka has put a ban on mass gatherings with out social distancing in golf equipment, pubs, eating places or in related locations from December 30 to January 2.
Rajasthan: Curfew will likely be imposed in Rajasthan from eight pm on December 31 to six am on January 1. Markets within the state will even be closed at 7 pm on New 12 months’s eve, in accordance with an order of the state residence division. The order, which was handed after it was determined that ‘Diwali-like’ restrictions will likely be put in place, will likely be relevant in all municipal councils.
Uttarakhand: State capital Dehradun has banned public celebrations like events at accommodations, bars and eating places on New 12 months’s Eve and New 12 months, including that violation of the ban will likely be punishable underneath the Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005, the Epidemic Illnesses Act and different related sections of the IPC.