Mumbai: Karnataka government has imposed a night curfew between 10 pm and 6 am in the state starting today, said CM BS Yediyurappa. The curfew, which has been imposed amid concerns over the new coronavirus strain detected in the UK, will remain in place till January 2.
The CM took the decision after a meeting with the Health Minister and Technical committee.
Karnataka government imposes night curfew (between 10 pm & 6 am) in the state, starting today; the curfew to remain in place till January 2: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa (file photo) pic.twitter.com/OLjqe9QLyN
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
“This (new coronavirus variant) is something that has worried the people of the state and the country, we have come to know that a person who has arrived in Chennai has been found infected. We have to be extra cautious. Whoever comes from outside they will be checked at the airports itself before allowing them,” Yediyurappa had said.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government on Monday mandated RT-PCR testing for all passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (UK) in the state and also announced new quarantine rules for those arriving from Europe. The move comes after a new version of Coronavirus was discovered in the UK.
The health department said that RT-PCR tests will also be mandated for those transiting in other airports outside the UK, from December 22.