The state government had, on November 21, decided to impose a night curfew in eight districts from 8 pm to 6 am following a spurt in coronavirus cases.
Curfew imposed in three areas, prohibitory orders in 11 more places of Bhopal over fear of communial tension
Security measures in place as precautionary measures following HC verdict over a plot in communally sensitive area.
Bhopal is sensitive from communal point of view, hence the decision to impose curfew has been taken, the order said.
As on Thursday, Gujarat's COVID-19 tally stood at 2,54,314 cases, including 4,357 fatalities.
Forget about any after-work socialising with friends, after-school clubs for children or doing any evening shopping beyond quick trips for essentials.
Such mass gatherings are strictly prohibited across France to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and a nationwide 8:00 pm curfew - which was not lifted for New Year - applies across the country.
These establishments had pinned their hope on the New Year footfall to make up for a full year.
Das said the business on New Year eve alone touches Rs one lakh but the restriction and curfew caused him to loss a business of around Rs 50,000 on the day.
The beaches at Puri including the blue flag, Chandrabhaga near Konark, Jahaniapir at Astarang and Chilika have been closed and placed under police guard.
Night curfew will be imposed in the city from 11 pm on December 31 to 6 am on January 1, and again from 11 pm on January 1 to 6 am on January 2.
The night curfew will be clamped from 11 pm on December 31 to 6 am on January 1, and again from 11 pm on January 1 to 6 am on January 2.
Earlier in the day, a senior Goa health department official said that in a letter sent to the state government on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry asked it impose COVID-19 restrictions.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has permitted states and union territories to impose local restrictions such as night curfew, if necessary, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The health department has moved a file before the government to consider imposing night curfew on the lines of New Delhi and Karnataka to curb the outbreak of COVID-19.
The restriction is Odisha will remain in force from 10 pm on Thursday to 5 am on Friday, says a govt notification.