Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 24 Highlights: The Karnataka government on Thursday withdrew the night curfew order it had announced a day earlier amid global fears of a new Covid strain detected in the United Kingdom. In a statement, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he held a meeting with officials and ministers following public outcry and decided to withdraw the order.
The state government had earlier decided to impose night curfew across the state from December 24 to January 2. The curfew was supposed to be in place from 11 pm to 5 am.
All passengers who arrive in Karnataka from any country without a COVID-19 negative report will have to undergo mandatory tests, according to a circular issued by the state government. “The returnees should have a COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 72 hours from time of departure. Otherwise they will be mandatorily subjected to an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at Bengaluru International airport, Mangaluru International Airport, Mangaluru seaport and Karwar seaport,” stated the circular.