Nighttime curfew: Kerala imposes restrictions on New Year’s celebrations | Omicron Kerala | restricted new year celebrations | night curfew at new year

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Thiruvananthapuram: The government of Kerala has placed strict restrictions on New Year’s celebrations as the Omicron threat continues in the state. The statewide nighttime curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. came into effect on Thursday.

With the exception of pilgrims from Sabarimala and Sivagiri, people traveling in an emergency during curfew must have a self-declaration in order to travel with them. Police have been ordered to take strict action against those who make unnecessary travel.

Restaurants and hotels are allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity during the day. No gatherings will be allowed in public places after 10 p.m. Nighttime curfew restrictions will continue through January 2 in the state.

The big celebrations linked to the Cochin carnival have been canceled this year. However, small events like the kayaking competition were held according to the schedule. Usually, tourists flock to Fort Kochi in November and December. But, the number of foreign travelers to Fort Kochi is considerably low in this season.

The public will not be allowed to enter Fort Kochi Beach after 10 p.m. The Excise, Police and NCB team will conduct inspections and patrols against DJ parties and illegal drug parties during nighttime curfew hours.

The Kozhikode District Police Chief informed that traffic restrictions will be in place on the Kozhikode Beach Road from 5 p.m. on December 31. No vehicle will be allowed except in an emergency.

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