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Karnataka re-imposes night curfew; hotels, cab drivers oppose the move

Updated : December 24, 2020 04:50:24 IST

The Karnataka government has imposed a night curfew from December 24 to January 1, 2021 amid lingering fears of the new COVID-19 strain. Except for essential activities, the movement of individuals will be prohibited between 11 pm and 5 am.

However, hotels and cab drivers are protesting against the state government's order to follow a night curfew saying the move is going to hurt their business. The associations believe that the curfew will led to panic and impact business and footfall even during the day.

However, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said that the step was taken as a precaution as the state saw 2,500 passengers return from the UK over the last 30 days.

“We are worried about the passengers who have come from UK in the past 14-15 days. There are about 2,500 people; till we test all of them, we would like to understand whether there are any infected people who have come and if they have come, whether they have spread the disease,” the minister said.

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