new Delhi. Audiences of the corona virus epidemic were also holding New Year celebrations on Thursday night. Due to the night curfew being imposed in many cities of the country including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, most people chose to stay indoors on the occasion.
In view of the infection of Kovid-19 and its new strains (Delhi), the Delhi government has imposed a nighttime curfew from 11 am to 6 am on 31 December and 1 January, so that people do not gather in New Year celebrations.
According to an order issued by Vijay Dev, the Chief Secretary of Delhi and the Chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the night curfew will be implemented from 11 am to 6 pm on January 31 and from 11 am to 2 pm on January 1. Will remain
The order states that no more than 5 people will be allowed to congregate in public places during the night curfew. This decision has been taken to prevent large number of people from gathering in view of Kovid-19.
On December 28, the Union Home Ministry issued a consultation to the states and union territories, stating that they could impose restrictions at the local level, including the implementation of the night time curfew. The ministry had said that they could do so by assessing the situation to prevent the spread of Kovid-19.
The announcement of a night curfew in Delhi dampened the celebrations and faded the plans of those planning to go out late in the evening with friends and family to celebrate the New Year and welcome 2021. Soon after the announcement, people started canceling the hotel and booking the restaurant.
Many hotels and restaurants and other establishments in the city had taken bookings for the midnight celebrations and started all preparations for the New Year celebrations, but the programs were quickly canceled after the curfew was announced.
Nearly 10 months after the Kovid-19 epidemic spread to the country, many establishments were expecting good business. He explained to the public that the ban is for ‘public places’, including parks or any open spaces, but does not include ‘licensed premises’. But confusion persisted and many customers were upset and they canceled the booking to avoid the hassle of going back home.
Delhi Police spokesperson Ish Singhal clarified the situation saying that the licensed campuses are exempted from this, they can continue to operate with their license condition, with half the seating capacity and other instructions related to Kovid-19 Includes – Instructions included.
Public places such as Connaught Place and India Gate, called the heart of Delhi, are not allowed to meet after the announcement of the night curfew.
Maharashtra government has imposed curfew in the wake of Kovid-19 epidemic from 11 am to 6 am. Also, there is a ban on the gathering of five or more people in one place.
All closed after 11 pm in Mumbai: Mumbai Police spokesperson SK Chaitanya said no more than 5 people would be allowed to congregate in public places. No party will be allowed to party in the hotel, bar, pub or restaurant after 11 pm.
No boat party or rooftop party will be allowed after the scheduled time in the city. Action will be taken against those who violate the order under Section 144 of CrPC.
On New Year’s Eve, the official said that in view of the possibility of any untoward incident and to maintain law and order, around 35,000 policemen would be deployed on the streets of Mumbai.
Curfew in Bengaluru from 6 pm: The excitement of celebrating the New Year will fade this time in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. Indeed, prohibitory orders have been issued in the city. Bangalore Police has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC from 6 pm on Thursday evening till 6 am Friday.
Thus, this time MG Road, Church Street, Brigade Road, Koramangala and Indiranagar will not have major celebrations. The venue is known for big and lavish events on the New Year. These places will now be unmanned areas, according to an order issued by Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.
All cold in Chennai: No public celebrations will be seen in Chennai as the Tamil Nadu government has banned such festivities at other resorts including restaurants, hotels, clubs and beach resorts on Thursday and Friday.
Police has banned entry of people on the popular Marina Beach in Chennai. This beach attracted large number of people every year for the celebration of New Year.
Curfew in Odisha as well: Odisha government decided to impose curfew on Thursday night from 10 am to prevent mass crowd of people on the occasion of Kovid-19. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said that this ban will remain in force till 5 am on Friday.
The SRC tweeted that the Odisha government is imposing curfew across the state from 10 am to 5 am. Cooperation is requested from common people. All necessary services and necessary operations will be allowed during the curfew.
It is noteworthy that the state government has stopped celebrating the New Year on Thursday and Friday at hotels, restaurants, clubs, parks and other public places.