Curfew in Bangalore: New Year ban orders in Bengaluru kick in at noon | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: With new-strain Covid cases coming to light in the past 48 hours, Bengaluru police on Wednesday said prohibitory orders in the city will start at 12 noon Thursday and end at 6am Friday for New Year’s celebrations. An earlier order had said the curbs will kick in at 6pm on Thursday.
Police have banned public revelry on the night of Dec 31, especially at the junction of MG Road and Brigade Road, and imposed restrictions on vehicular movement on key roads of the Central Business District. However, patrons can visit hotels and pubs with prior booking.
A press note issued by the Bengaluru City police commissioner on Wednesday said, “Since more number of Covid-19 cases are being reported with the new strain (of the virus), it is considered appropriate to take further preventive measures to contain the spread of the virus by revising the duration of prohibitory orders which were announced in view of the celebrations on New Year’s Eve.”

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