Rajasthan government issues order to impose night curfew on December 31 

The Rajasthan government has issued an order to impose a night curfew on the new year eve in all cities having a population of over one lakh. 

According to an order issued by the Rajasthan Home Department, the state will be under curfew from 8 pm on December 31, 2020 to 6 am on January 1, 2021.

Markets in all these areas will be closed at 7 pm, as per the official order issued by the Home Department.

All gatherings on the occasion of New Year will be restricted while bursting of firecrackers will be banned, it said.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday urged people to celebrate new year’s eve at home and avoid bursting firecrackers and mass gatherings in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People should celebrate New Year with their families inside their homes, avoid overcrowding and bursting firecrackers. This is important for everyone’s health. Rajasthan will strictly abide COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Supreme Court for all states,” Gehlot had tweeted.

On Wednesday, Rajasthan reported 992 fresh COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths. The total cases in the state had reached 3,01,708, including 2,642 deaths.