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Restrictions on upcoming celebrations in various states

Restrictions on upcoming celebrations in various states

Ahead of Christmas and New Year, various state governments imposed restrictions on social gatherings for celebrations.

They issued guidelines on the celebrations of these occasions. Here are the restrictions imposed by different state governments.

Maharashtra, where the highest number of Omicron cases have been reported, imposed many restrictions on social gatherings. The state government imposed Section 144 in Mumbai till midnight of December 31, 2021. Besides, no social gatherings have been allowed along beaches and tourist hotspots.

It is also mandatory for party organisers to obtain written permission from authorities if the number of invitees is more than 200. Only 50 per cent capacity will be allowed in closed spaces. All participants should strictly follow COVID-19 protocols and maintain a 6×6 feet distance.

The Delhi government also imposed restrictions on social gatherings. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority issued fresh guidelines on this matter. As per these guidelines, only 50 per cent seating capacity will be allowed in bars and restaurants till midnight of December 31. All types of gatherings, including political, social, cultural, and religious gatherings, have not been allowed.

The Karnataka government also banned public gatherings in many areas. However, there will be no restrictions on Christmas celebrations. Regular mass prayers can be held inside churches adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

DJs will not be allowed for New Year celebrations. The restrictions imposed by the government will be in effect from December 30 to January 2, 2022.

All pubs and restaurants have been allowed to operate with 50 per cent of their seating capacity. All their employees shall be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) advised the Karnataka government to impose Section 144 from December 22 to January 2. It also suggested imposing a night curfew from December 30 till January 2 in some cities, including Bengaluru. It recommended the government not grant permission to hold parties in public places.

Generally, large housing complexes plan special events on the occasion of the New Year. But, any special event will not be allowed during New Year, and they shall comply with the decision of the government.

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