The Ahmedabad police have said that no New Year parties will be allowed to be held in the city owing to the COVID situation. Earlier, Rathyatra, Eid, Diwali, and even Navratri celebrations had been cancelled due to the disease.
DCP Harshal Patel said that those caught organising New Year parties will have to face the music.
The government earlier had said that the night curfew that is in place in four cities of Gujarat will continue until further notice.
The government imposed a night curfew in four cities- Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara- to help curb the surge in COVID cases post-Diwali.
The night curfew was to come to an end on December 8 at midnight. But the government decided to continue with it, particularly in Ahmedabad, where the city is still battling a surge in cases.
Police commissioner Sanjay Srivastav issued a notification stating that night curfew in the city will continue until further orders.
New Year celebrations during the day allowed
DCP, Control, Harshad Patel at a press conference said that Christmas and New Year celebrations cannot be held past 9 pm. Celebrations are allowed during the day provided they follow COVID guidelines.
The state had earlier imposed a 57-hour curfew in Ahmedabad from Friday 9 pm to prevent the surge of a crowd during the weekend. Later it also announced a night curfew for Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot.
It has also deferred the reopening of schools. Earlier the government had announced that it will reopen classes 9 to 12 and universities from November 23 onwards. But as cases surged post-Diwali, the government has decided to defer the reopening of schools.
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