Kerala Will Be Under Night Curfew, The Kerala authorities have imposed a night curfew in the state because of an increase in Omicron cases. The curfew will take effect on December 30 and will last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The night curfew will be in effect until January 2nd, according to the directive. Unnecessary travel and crowding will be strongly prohibited.
The state has been placed on heightened alert after the number of Omicron cases reached 57 on Sunday. The establishment of a night curfew will prevent crowding during New Year’s events. Police officers will conduct vehicle inspections to locate people who are out and about unnecessarily. Those who breach the limits will face severe consequences. After 10 p.m. on December 31, no New Year’s Eve celebrations will be permitted. Hotels, cafes, and bars will be permitted to operate with a 50% capacity.
During New Year’s Eve, specialized magistrates will be stationed alongside police officers in beaches, retail malls, and public parks. To enforce the night curfew limits, more police officers will be deployed. A COVID meeting agenda presided over by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday decided to implement nighttime limits from December 30 to January 2.
The Chief Minister has directed the Health Department to take steps to provide deserving people with booster shots beginning January 3 and to give free-of-charge Ayurveda or Homeopathic remedies to the public to help them improve their immunity, according to the announcement.
The CM also ordered that efforts to combat the Omicron variety be stepped up, citing the state’s current count of 57 cases. Omicron was anticipated to increase the number of coronavirus instances, resulting in a third wave, because the new variety spreads three to five times quicker than the Delta version of COVID-19, he said, adding that measures were being made to deal with it.