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With the new threat of a new strain of Covid detected in the UK and many countries isolating the UK in the last week of December, the New Years celebration will be bleak this time around. Although the Covid-19 situation in India is improving and the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the new strain has not yet been detected in India, state governments are taking action to avoid end-of-day gatherings. ‘year. The first case in India was detected in January 2020. Over the past 11 months, the curve of Covid-19 has taken several unpredictable turns, shifting its epicenter from Kerala to Maharashtra to Delhi every now and then. But what has remained constant is that the number of cases has seen a slight increase after the festivals.

Therefore, the states ensure the beginning of the holiday week.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra announced a statewide seven-hour nighttime curfew from December 22 to January 5. As the New Years celebration begins at midnight, there will effectively be no midnight celebration in Mumbai, Goa this year.

> On Christmas Eve, churches in Mumbai will not hold outdoor masses and the number of visitors to churches will be monitored. Masses must be celebrated at 8 p.m.

> No more than 200 people will be allowed in each mass.

> There will be no change in standard operating procedures for restaurants in Mumbai.

Tamil Nadu

Public celebrations at restaurants, clubs, pubs, resorts, resorts and beaches have been banned throughout Tamil Nadu on December 31 and January 1, 2021. Thus, Marina Beach, which is a popular destination for New Year’s celebrations, will remain prohibited. However, there is no curfew in Tamil Nadu. Restaurants, pubs, clubs and resorts will remain open and operate normally in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.

Karnataka

Karnataka has banned planned mass gatherings without social distancing in clubs, pubs, restaurants or similar locations from December 30 to January 2. Clubs, pubs and restaurants cannot host parties but will operate normally within Covid-19 guidelines. Starting Wednesday, there will be a nighttime curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. until January 2.

Rajasthan

In line with the restrictions imposed on Diwali, the government of Rajasthan has banned end-of-year celebrations and public gatherings. “People should celebrate the New Year with their families in their homes, avoid overcrowding and not set off firecrackers. It is necessary for the health of oneself and of others. Rajasthan will strictly follow the instructions issued by the Supreme Court to all states regarding the crown, ”Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted earlier.

In Dehradun, the district administration has banned collective celebrations such as parties in hotels, bars, restaurants and other public places on Christmas, New Years and New Years to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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