Karnataka govt bans late-night parties amid Covid surge

Last Updated: Thursday, 11 March 2021 (15:38 IST)
Bengaluru: Following the slight increase in the cases especially in and around silicon city, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar announced that all late-night parties have been banned in the state as they could turn out to be super spreader events later.

Speaking to the media here late Wednesday evening, he said that instructions have been given to hotels including star hotels and restaurants to take necessary steps to prevent further spread.
 
“The government banned late-night parties because during such events more people gather in one place. Also, the neighbouring states have been witnessing a spike in the Covid-19 cases. Hence, all steps to contain the spread of the virus both in Bengaluru and other parts of the state,” he said.
 
This apart, the minister stated that measures have been taken to restrict large gatherings at marriage ceremonies and other similar functions. However, Dr Sudhakar clarified that there have been no restrictions on interstate travel. (UNI)