Several states and cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Rajasthan, Bengaluru and Dehradun have imposed restrictions and night curfew on the New Year’s Eve celebration to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. The reinforcement of restrictions came after the UK strain of the virus surfaced in the country. So far, 20 UK returnees have been tested positive. However, there will be no restrictions in West Bengal and Chandigarh.

1. “No New Year celebratory events, congregations and gatherings at public places shall be permitted from 11 pm of December 31 to 6 am of January 1 and 11 pm of January 1 and 6 am of January 2,” the Delhi Disaster Management Authority announced. However, there will no restrictions on traffic movement. Noida authorities have passed orders limiting 100 people at a single venue.

2. The extension of lockdown has been announced in Maharashtra till midnight of January 31. However, one can visit public places, friends and relatives in a group of four. A night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am will be in effect till January 5 in all the municipal areas.

3. Chennai has banned large gatherings on beaches and roads. Marina beach, Elliot’s beach and other beaches have been shut. Hotels and bars will be closed by 10 pm.

4. Section 144 will be imposed in Bengaluru from 6 pm on December 31 to 6 am on January 1. “No-man’ zones will be created at MG Road, Church Street, Brigade Road, Koramangala and Indiranagar and only those with advance reservation coupons for pubs, bars, restaurants will be allowed,” said Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru.

5. Rajasthan has imposed a curfew from 8 pm on December 31 to 6 am on January 1. Markets will shut down at 7 pm on New Year’s eve.

6. Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun will also not witness any kind of public celebrations such as parties at hotels, bars and restaurants.