Monday, December 28, 2020 – 20:10
The proscription order is to remain in force within the limits of the city from 6pm on December 31 till 6am on January 1, according to Bengaluru police’s announcement.
“In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the limits of Bengaluru city and the advent of a new strain of the disease abroad, it is absolutely essential to enforce all preventive and precautionary measures to contain spread of the disease in Bengaluru city… In order to prevent spread of the disease, certain restrictions are required to be imposed during the forthcoming New Year’s celebration for the safety of the citizens,” stated Kamal Pant, Bengaluru Commissioner of Police in the order.
Pant further mentioned that people can arrange celebration within the premises of the residential colonies, but there should not be any special events like musical nights. Shows will be allowed at malls, pubs, restaurants and clubhouses.
Karnataka has seen a significant drop in the coronavirus cases recently, but it is on high in view of the emergence of the new strain from United Kingdom. As per the data collected by Readers Time, it is found that a total of 1,766 people who arrived in the state from UK were tested, out of which 1,384 are negative while the rest 355 results are awaited.
As per the health department, the state also reported 653 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths, taking the infection tally to 9,16,909 and the death toll to 12,070.