Karnataka Imposes Night Curfew Till January 2

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to impose night curfew in the state. The curfew will be in effect till 6 am on January 2, 2021, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced.

“In view of the new strain of coronavirus, it has been decided to impose (a) night curfew from today to January 2 between 10 PM to 6 AM. I request everyone to cooperate,” Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said today.

With this, Karnataka became the second state after Maharashtra to announce new restrictions this week.

“This (night curfew) has been done to prevent and contain the coronavirus strain found in the UK. We are also monitoring international passengers arriving in the state,” Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said, adding “there’s no ban on inter-state travel”. Schools will reopen for class 10 and class 12 students from January 1, the Health Minister said.