Karnataka withdraws night curfew order

    at 6:56 pm
    Karnataka withdraws night curfew order

    New Delhi (NVI): The Karnataka government today withdrew the night curfew order – imposed a day earlier amid concerns over a mutated and rapidly-spreading coronavirus strain – hours before it was scheduled to be implemented.

    In a statement, chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s office said that the decision has been taken after feedback from public.

    “In view of the public opinion that there was no need for night curfew, the decision was reviewed and after consulting with cabinet colleagues and senior officials it has been decided to withdraw the night curfew,” the statement from the CMO said.

    The night curfew was meant to be imposed in the state between 11 pm and 5 am, effective from December 24. It was supposed to be in place till January 2. The decision to impose it was taken on Wednesday and withdrawn today.

    In addition to this, the government had even issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the night curfew.