In wake of coronavirus pandemic, all public celebrations on New Year's Eve in Bengaluru banned

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 As per the state government's guidelines, only green crackers are allowed to burst.

 

In wake of coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government decided to ban public celebrations on New Year's Eve in Bengaluru.

According to the report from the Manjunatha Prasad, BBMP Commissioner, all public celebrations are banned on streets like M.G. Road, Church Street, Brigade Road and Koramangala in Bengaluru where people in large numbers gather on New Year's Eve. 

On Friday, the Karnataka government had issued guidelines for Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state.

Ahead of Christmas, the government has asked the supervisors and organizers of the churches to maintain social distancing and avoid mass gatherings.

The government issued an order prohibiting planned parties between December 30 and January 2 at clubs, pubs, restaurants, and other places where people can gather for New Year celebrations. 

However, there will be no restrictions on pubs, clubs, and restaurants in carrying out dining in limited numbers.

The government has also prohibited mass gatherings and celebrations in public places, main roads on the occasion of New Year.

As per the state government's guidelines, only green crackers are allowed to burst.

With 1,152 new, COVID-19 case tally crossed 9,08,275 in Karnataka, the health department said on Saturday. 

The death toll due to COVID-19 in Karnataka has crossed the 12,000 mark, as the state reported 15 related fatalities.
Out of 1,152 fresh cases reported on Saturday, 586 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: DNA India
 

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