Amid global fears over the new strain of coronavirus, a night curfew has been announced in Karnataka – between 10 PM to 6 AM – till January 2. Karnataka has become the second state after Maharashtra to announce new restrictions this week over the mutant strain, which is believed to be 70 per cent more infectious. It was first reported in the United Kingdom.
“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.
The new restrictions are likely to cloud the Christmas and New Year celebrations.