New Year Celebrations: States Impose Covid Curbs On Revelry

State governments have handed out restrictions on New Year’s Eve parties, so contain further spread of Covid-19. Check it out

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December 31, 2020

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As a result of the new variant of COVID-19, first detected in the United Kingdom, spreading at a large rate, several state governments have issued renewed restrictions just ahead of New Years. States have asked its citizens to exercise caution at year-end gatherings and many have imposed bans on celebrations and parties to curb the spread of the virus.

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The Punjab government has allowed to hold parties respecting the COVID guidelines. However, a 10 PM to 5 AM curfew has been imposed till Jan 1. Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government has banned night parties and the use of firecrackers. The state has also imposed a night curfew between 8 pm of 31 December and 6 am of 1 January in all cities having population of over one lakh. All markets have been asked to close by 7 pm.

Gujarat has banned any form of social gatherings while Mumbai will have a night curfew. from 11 pm to 6 am in 22 December to 5 January as a precautionary measure. Mumbai has also banned New Year parties and asked all non-essential shops to remain shut during the night. As per churches, Mumbai will not have any open-air masses and the number of visitors in churches will be monitored.

The Dehradun administration has banned public celebrations like parties at hotels, bars, restaurants on New Year’s Eve and have restricted traveler movements in the state. Himachal Pradesh has imposed night curfews till January 5. However, Delhi has allowed parties with police permissions and in accordance to the safety protocols.

While no social gathering is allowed in Karnataka till Jan 2, the Tamil Nadu Government has only imposed ban on beach parties. Marina Beach, which is the most popular New Year destination in Tamil Nadu, will remain shut the for public.

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