Evening curfew won’t be imposed in West Bengal on New Yr’s eve because the scenario isn’t that adversarial, a senior official has stated.
The state authorities, nonetheless, will take all precautionary measures to forestall gatherings on the event, he stated.
The present scenario isn’t conducive to imposing an evening curfew, chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay stated.
“New Yr celebrations are organised at a couple of locations in West Bengal. If folks abide by the Covid-19 security protocols and cooperate with the police and administration, gatherings will be averted,” he stated on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Residence Affairs has permitted states and union territories to impose native restrictions equivalent to evening curfew, if essential, to forestall the unfold of Covid-19.
With a UK returnee testing constructive for the mutant coronavirus pressure in Kolkata, the chief secretary cautioned folks and urged them to put on masks and preserve bodily distancing.
“Folks should cooperate with the administration and the police. There might be particular help cubicles at locations like Park Avenue and Victoria Memorial the place a big turnout is anticipated,” he stated.
The Kolkata Police has taken measures to make sure that all Covid-19 security protocols are adhered to and enormous gatherings on New Yr’s eve are prevented, as per the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom’s order to examine a spike in infections.
Safety has been beefed up in and across the metropolis to keep away from any untoward incident.
The excessive courtroom had on Tuesday requested the state authorities to make sure that efficient Covid-19 security protocols are maintained through the year-end festivities.