Covid 2.O fear: Maharashtra Govt releases SOP for December 31, no relaxation in night curfew

Mumbai, 28 December: The Maharashtra Government has not relaxed the rules in view of the coronavirus pandemic this time around the celebration of New Year’s Eve.

The state government has retained the overnight curfew in the guidelines issued for December 31. Similarly, in the new guideline, an appeal has been made for the elderly and children to celebrate the New Year at home.

According to the state government’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued for Monday for December 31, it has been ordered not to mobilize in hotels near Chowpatty in Mumbai.

Similarly, social distance and use of masks have been made mandatory in public places. Older citizens above 65 years of age and children below 10 years are not allowed to move out of the house.

Similarly, burning of firecrackers has not been allowed in any place. The state government has appealed to all citizens to celebrate the New Year with simplicity.

It is noteworthy that the state government has imposed an overnight curfew in urban areas from December 22 to January 5 after the detection of new variant of Covid-19 was found in European countries.

After this, many political parties and hoteliers had expressed their displeasure over this. On December 31, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray demanded Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to remove the night curfew and allow the young generation to have fun. Similarly, hoteliers had demanded the removal of the night curfew from December 25 to 31 December.

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