Omicron effects on Indian states: Night Curfew, New Year Party Ban

New Delhi, December 25: An alert has been issued in India regarding a new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron. Omicron's total cases in India have reached 358. According to government data, Maharashtra has the highest number of Omicron cases at 88. Delhi has 67. It is followed by 38 in Telangana and close to 34 in Tamil Nadu. In view of this, many states of the country have imposed restrictions on celebrating the new year by taking Omicron. Several states including the capital Delhi, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh have imposed strict restrictions ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations. Along with the night curfew, New Year's party has also been banned in these states. Many states have issued new guidelines in view of the threat of Omicron, let's know in which state what new rules have been implemented?

What are the guidelines regarding Omicron in the state of Karnataka?

The Karnataka government have imposed fresh restrictions on the public celebration of New Year 2022. However, the state government allowed the celebrations in clubs and restaurants with 50% seating capacity without any special event like DJ. Issuing a fresh order on the curbs, Chief Minister Bensavaraj Bommai said full vaccination is mandatory for everyone at the places of celebrations. He also added that the restrictions will be in effect from December 30 till January 2

What are the new rules regarding Omicron in Maharashtra?

Maharashtra has banned the gathering of more than five people in public places between 9 pm and 6 am. In Maharashtra, restaurants, cinema halls, theatres and gyms can operate at 50 per cent capacity. At the same time, not more than 100 guests will be allowed in weddings in enclosed spaces like banquets and marriage halls. However, weddings held in open spaces can accommodate up to 250 guests. For social, political or religious functions, the Maharashtra government has stated that the total number of attendees should not exceed 100 if held in an enclosed space and not exceed 250 if held in an open space. needed. 

What is the guideline regarding Omicron in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat?

The Madhya Pradesh government has also implemented a night curfew. In Madhya Pradesh too, new restrictions have been imposed on the celebration of Christmas and New Year's Day on Friday. While Gujarat extended the night curfew by two hours in eight cities. According to a notification issued by the state home department, the night curfew will be in place from 11 pm to 5 am instead of 1 am to 5 am.

What is the alert about Omicron in Uttar Pradesh?

The government of Uttar Pradesh has implemented a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am on Saturday night. In UP, the government has banned social events like weddings and limited them to 200 people. Police intensified patrolling to ensure compliance with COVID-appropriate behaviour in UP, and increased vigil at airports, bus stations and railway terminals for passengers arriving in the state.

In Tamil Nadu, the government imposed new rules regarding Omicron Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin may issue stricter restrictions in the state after a meeting with top officials. In the meeting held on Omicron, it has been considered to stop its spread. The state is also considering testing all international passengers landing at its airports.

Night curfew implemented in Haryana too Haryana has imposed night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am from Saturday. Haryana limited the maximum number of people at indoor and outdoor events to 200 and 300 people, respectively. Odisha has also imposed new restrictions on the celebration of Christmas and New Year's Day on Friday. The restrictions will come into effect from Saturday and will remain in force till January 5.

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