The Karnataka government announced New Year’s celebration restrictions on Tuesday in response to the state's current Covid situation. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated in Suvarna Vidhana Soudha that the decision was made at a high-level meeting with authorities and Covid expert committee members who attended the meeting via video conferencing.
"This time, large gatherings on M.G. Road, Brigade Road, and surrounding areas in Bengaluru have been prohibited. Large gatherings are also prohibited anywhere in the state for New Year's Eve celebrations "He stated this. DJ music and special events are not permitted in clubs or pubs. The entry has been limited to 50% of its capacity. He also stated that large-scale parties are not permitted anywhere in the state.
This also applies to the apartment premises. The resident welfare associations must ensure that no large gatherings or parties take place on their property. Only those who have received two doses of Covid vaccination are permitted entry, he said.
The regulations will be in effect from December 30 to January 2. Mass gatherings outside the premises are not permitted during the Christmas season, but prayers inside the church are permitted, and church authorities should ensure social distancing, according to Bommai.