Karnataka, Chennai, and Puducherry issue Covid-19 guidelines for New Year's Eve celebrations
With 2022 coming to an end, people are ready to celebrate the New Year with great zeal and pomp. But the country is witnessing an upsurge in Covid-19 cases. Various state governments have issued Covid-19 guidelines for New Year’s Eve celebrations to prevent the spread of the contagious virus.
The police departments in Chennai, Karnataka, Delhi, and Puducherry have issued an advisory for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Karnataka New Year’s Eve celebrations guidelines
- Masks have been made mandatory inside movie theatres, schools and colleges.
- Mandatory masks in pubs, restaurants and bars on the eve of New Year.
- New Year celebrations are to end before 1 am on January 1.
Chennai New Year’s Eve celebrations guidelines
- The new year’s celebrations will be allowed only from 6 pm on December 31 to 1 am on January 1.
- No celebrations will be allowed for the public on the beaches. Marina and Elliot’s beaches will have heavy security and barricading.
- Strict action will be taken against those who will be caught driving in an inebriated state.
- Actions will be taken against those who will be caught speeding or driving recklessly.
- Police patrols will be arranged near the locked houses if those who are going to out-of-towns inform the nearest police station.
- The violators will be monitored through patrol vehicles equipped with surveillance cameras.
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Puducherry New Year’s Eve celebration guidelines
- The public shall strictly adhere to Covid-19 Appropriate Behaviour at places of public gathering.
- The public shall compulsorily wear masks in public places/beach roads/parks/theatres.
- The New Year celebrations are restricted up to 1 am on January 1, 2023.
- The staff of hotels/bars/restaurants/liquor shops/hospitality and entertainment sector shall wear the mask and must have taken a double vaccine.
- The educational institutions shall scrupulously follow standard operating procedures and ensure 100 percent vaccination, and students, teachers and other staff should compulsorily wear masks.
- All private business/ commercial establishments shall operate on their regular timing but shall ensure 100 percent vaccination of all staff.
- All restaurants/ holds/ barn/ liquor shops/ hospitality and entertainment sector establishments shall be permitted to operate by strictly following Covid-I9 appropriate behaviour. They would be responsible for strict adherence to the prescribed SOPs and all instructions/guidelines issued by the government from time to time as well as compliance of Covid appropriate behaviour (viz. wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing and use of sanitizer etc) to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus. They shall also ensure vaccination of all the staff at the earliest.
- The religious institutions shall strictly abide by the SOP prescribed earlier by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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