In order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus variant Omicron, the Kerala government has implemented a night curfew in the state. Kerala has recorded 57 Omicron cases as of Sunday. The state reported 19 new cases.
Night curfews will take effect between December 30 and January 2. There will be strict restrictions in place on those days between 10 pm and 5 am. These restrictions are designed to prevent crowding during the celebration of the New Year.
An official meeting of the State Council held on Monday to review the COVID-19 situation in the state took the decision. The chief minister presided over the meeting.
When the curfew is in effect, all shops must close at 10 pm. Crowding is prohibited, as well as unnecessary journeys, and police checks will be intensified.
In response to the increasing number of Omicron cases, many other states have already implemented curfews and restrictions, including Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.