Saturday, May 21 2022
Bengaluru: Karnataka Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that the city’s police commissioner would soon issue a series of instructions on New Year’s celebrations in Bengaluru given the current COVID pandemic situation -19. “Confined to Bengaluru, how to celebrate the New Year, regarding this Bengaluru CP (police commissioner) will issue some instructions tomorrow or the day after tomorrow,” Bommai told reporters in response to a question.

The government had previously issued guidelines on December 17 before Christmas and New Years, citing the current COVID-19 situation.

The guidelines ban parties, special dance DJ programs and special events at clubs, pubs, restaurants and other places that draw people in large numbers without social distancing from December 30 to January 2.

Gatherings of people in public places and on roads for the celebrations are prohibited, but normal routine activities can be carried out in these places, he said, while requiring the use of green cookies alone during the celebrations.

In the guidelines, police commissioners and deputy commissioners were given the power to impose more curbs on certain roads or specific places within their jurisdiction.

The state government had also decided to impose a statewide nighttime curfew over concerns over the spread of a new variant of COVID-19 in the UK, but announced its withdrawal on Thursday. just six hours before its entry into force, amid opposition from various circles, including opposition parties and a section of the media.


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