Maharashtra imposes night curfew amid new COVID-19 strain
Ahead of New Year' eve and keeping the intensity of new COVID-19 strain in mind, government of Maharashtra on Monday declared night curfew in municipal corporation limits. The night curfew will remain in place till January 5 in the backdrop of a new COVID-19 strain making rounds in the United Kingdom.
The night curfew will remain operational from 11 pm to 6 am every day beginning from Tuesday.
Due to fears of a new infectious strain of Covid-19 in UK, the state government also imposed a 14-day institutional quarantine for those arriving from Europe, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.
Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday had said that he doesn't think a night curfew or another lockdown should be imposed in Maharashtra.
Talking about the New Year celebrations, Uddhav Thackeray also urged people to be cautiohs while welcoming the New Year. He also stated though the situation of coronavirus is in control in Maharashtra the virus is not completely disappeared.