Chennai, too, has barred large gatherings, especially on beaches and roads.
Odisha government has totally prohibited zero night and New Years celebrations across the state but allowed reopening of cinema halls, theatres and other entertainment facilities from January 1, 2021 as part of Unlock 8.
Jena in his Twitter handle said that the night curfew will be imposed from 10 PM of tonight to 5 AM tomorrow morning across Odisha. Mangaluru City police commissioner Vikash Kumar and additional district magistrate of Mangaluru city have issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 (1). And no new year celebration events or gatherings are allowed at public places during this period - from 11 pm to 6 am on both days. No parties will be allowed in restaurants, pubs, bars, beaches, rooftops, and boats.
Among other social media messages, the Mumbai Police even derived new meaning to BYOB.
"New Year celebrations are organised at a few places in West Bengal. In other countries, the second wave of new positive cases are being reported and due to this situation, there is a need to intensify Covid-19 containment measures", the official statement said.
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Besides, the Mumbai police on Wednesday, December 30 announced a slew of restrictions on gatherings and celebrations on the New Year's eve in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order said no New Year celebrations of any type, involving a large gathering, should be held in open places and park grounds and public roads.
To regulate traffic, nakabandis (barricades) will be also be set up. In Chennai, the popular Marina beach which is a famed destination of new year revellers is out of bounds for any kind of celebrations and police have banned entry for the people.
There "Diwali-like" restrictions will be put in place and it will be applicable in all municipal councils, the order said.
Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner S S Sarangi said 40 platoons of security personnel will be deployed in the two cities to enforce the curfew on Thursday night.