Night curfew in Delhi on Dec 31, Jan 1

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday said that a night curfew will be imposed in the national capital on New Year’s eve to restrict the New Year celebrations.

The authority imposed a night curfew on December 31 and January 1 from 11 pm to 6 am and also from 11 pm of January 1 to 6 am of January 2 to ensure no further spread of coronavirus during New Year celebrations. 

Not more than five people can assemble at a public place. According to an order, no celebratory events and gatherings at public places are permitted.

The order said after a detailed assessment of the situation in Delhi and considering the threat posed by the mutant UK strain of Covid-19 virus along with local incidents of coronavirus pandemic in the national capital, it is apprehended that gatherings, congregations and public celebrations of New Year pose a considerable threat of the spread of the virus.

Besides Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Punjab have also imposed night curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus.