Mysuru/Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in Mysuru yesterday that the night curfew for 10 days from 10 pm to 5 am was a precautionary measure against a possible outbreak of third wave and surge in COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.
“These steps have been necessitated in the wake of a surge of COVID-19 and Omicron in the neighbouring States and in foreign countries. The decision on night curfew will not be reviewed as we have discussed the issue during the Belagavi Legislature Session and decided to impose curbs as a precautionary measure,” he said.
“Public health is paramount and we are concerned. At the same time we also understand
that businesses have to thrive and bring in revenues. Just because a few businessmen will be affected, we cannot risk public health. Let the people celebrate following the Government guidelines,” Bommai told reporters in Bengaluru this morning.
“One has to be cautious though the COVID and Omicron numbers are low in Karnataka. There is no question of withdrawing the curbs,” he added.