In a U-turn, the government of Karnataka is withdrawing the curfew for the night

Although the night curfew has been lifted, restrictions on Christmas and New Years still apply.

In a major U-turn, the Karnataka government announced on Thursday that it was withdrawing an order issued on Wednesday that put a state curfew from December 24th to January 2nd. In a new statement Thursday, the government said: “After the public received feedback that a night lock was not required and after the decision was discussed with senior officials, it was decided to lift the night lock. “

“The public should prevent the virus from spreading by imposing regulations on themselves, wearing masks, keeping your distance, avoiding unnecessary travel and strictly adhering to government-imposed COVID-19 control rules,” added the government statement released on Thursday.

Although the night curfew has been lifted, restrictions on Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations still apply.

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Earlier, according to the order issued by the Secretary General on Wednesday evening, the curfew should be introduced from Thursday evening. The restrictions should be in place until January 2nd between 11pm and 5am. Under the regulation, the carriage of people was strictly prohibited during these times and only the carriage of goods by lorry, lorry or freight carrier, including empty vehicles, was allowed.

Furthermore, all industries / companies / organizations that have to operate at night should be allowed to work with 50% of the staff. Carriage of employees of such organizations should be permitted upon presentation of valid identification issued by their organization or institution.

The same arrangement states that industries or factories that require 24-hour operation are allowed to operate without restrictions.

According to previous orders, pubs and bars can remain open on Christmas and New Years Eve, but DJ parties in nightclubs are prohibited. The government has announced that COVID-19 security measures will be strictly enforced in the city on Christmas and New Years Eve. However, these restrictions still apply.