Night curfew back in Karnataka for 10 days from tomorrow | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Sunday clamped night curfew for 10 days from December 28 given the rising cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
It also restricted entry of people into hotels, bars and pubs to 50%, for four days from December 30 to ensure social distancing and Covid appropriate norms over the New Year.

On Sunday morning, CM Basavaraj Bommai met ministers, members of the Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and experts and decided to impose these restrictions.
In its order, the state government said all commercial activities will be shut between 10pm and 5am from Tuesday to January 7.
Booster dose from Jan 10: Minister
The government said occupancy will be limited to 50% of total seating capacity of hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs between December 30 and January 2. Health minister K Sudhakar said: “ The meeting convened by the chief minister decided to impose night curfew from December 28 for ten days and enforce 50% occupancy at public places.”
The government banned public revelry for New Year and attendance at gatherings, meetings, conferences and events, including weddings, has been limited to 300 people from Tuesday.
Movie halls have been spared from the 50% occupancy clause. Sudhakar said 3,191 beds will be upgraded to ICU beds, adding to the existing 4,000 ICU beds.
He announced the state will start administering booster doses from January 10 for those above 60 years and with comorbidities, health workers and frontline workers.
He said the state will have a dedicated drive to vaccinate those between 15 and 18 years from January 3, in line with the PM’s announcement.

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