A night curfew will be imposed across Karnataka. It is including Bangalore, from December 24 to January 2 tomorrow. This measure is taken because the mutated coronavirus can spread rapidly.
The Karnataka government announced this morning that the curfew would be in effect from 10 pm to 6 am daily. But it was changed the curfew from 11 pm to 5 am in the evening. Milk, vegetables, medicines, no harm to portable vehicles. Only companies that may be on emergency duty, such as pharmacies and hospitals, are allowed to stay open at night.
Karnataka Chief Minister Edyurappa interview in Bangalore
Karnataka Chief Minister Eduyurappa told reporters today that the curfew will be enforced from 10 pm to 6 am tonight due to the spread of corona disease. The night curfew will be in effect for about 9 days on January 2. This applies to the state as a whole. Thus said Edyurappa.
In the evening, the government issued a statement. It was announced that the night and day curfew will be in effect from 11 pm on Thursday, December 24 to 5 am on January 2. The government has reduced the curfew so that commuters do not have to suffer. Due to the curfew, Karnataka state buses, Bangalore city buses and Metro rail services will be suspended from 11 pm onwards. People cannot attend night time parties.
Daily corona exposure in Karnataka is less than a thousand. In Bangalore, where the disease is most prevalent, less than 600 corona cases are reported a day. The government has taken precautionary measures against the new corona problem that has spread in the UK as the incidence has been declining over the past few weeks.
Government of Tamil Nadu
The Tamil Nadu government is likely to take similar action. This is because precaution is necessary until the vaccine comes into effect. This decision is likely to be taken during a study to be conducted by Edappadi Palanichamy with medical experts. Already, a night curfew has been imposed in Mumbai.
Resistance to Karnataka curfew
Meanwhile, those in the tourism, hotel and restaurant sectors have protested against the Karnataka government’s announcement of a night curfew. They allege that business will be good only at night during Christmas and New Year and that it will be affected.