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No public New year celebrations this year

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R. Ashoka, Minister for Revenue in the Government of Karnataka speaking to the media in Belagavi said that public celebration of New Year would be banned, fearing a second wave of COVID-19, although he ruled out imposing a night curfew.

The state’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for COVID-19 has indicated the possibility of a second wave of the pandemic by January-February, recommending a ban on public New Year celebrations till January 1 and imposition of night curfew during the period.

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Hotels/Bars would be open as per COVID guidelines but there won’t be any scope for Public celebrations like yesteryears.

Sometime next week after a meeting in Bengaluru new fresh guidelines for the same would be issued.

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