Rajasthan govt imposes night curfew to ban new year parties

Jaipur: The Home department of Rajasthan has issued orders to impose night curfew on December 31 and there will be no new year parties in the state.

The Rajasthan Home department had issued a specific order issued for the purpose that night curfew is imposed effectively to halt the spread of coronavirus amid fears of new strains found in the United Kingdom(UK).

The night curfew will be effective from December 31, 8 pm to January 1, 6 am in all cities having a population of over one lakh.

The order said the markets in all these places will be closed at 7 pm.

The state government has forbidden social, religious and political congregations and bursting of firecrackers and their sale has also been prohibited till further orders.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday directed the governments of Rajasthan, Delhi, UP and Haryana to ensure strict compliance on the ban on the sale and use of firecrackers during Christmas and New Year.

Wearing of masks, using sanitisers and following social distancing norms are a must for those visiting religious places.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had appealed to the people to celebrate new year’s eve at home and avoid bursting firecrackers and mass gatherings. He had chaired a review  meeting to take stock of the preparedness for the coronavirus vaccination programme.