Latest Live news: Karnataka will enforce a night curfew in the state for 10 days starting from December 28, between 10 pm and 5 am, Health Minister K Sudhakar said Sunday.
The state government will also have restrictions for New Year related parties and gatherings, amid worries about the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus. “There will be no functions, parties in the external premises, especially for those celebrating with DJs and large gatherings, they have been completely banned in Karnataka,” Sudhakar was quoted as saying after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai chaired a meeting of his senior ministers and advisors.
India will start administering Covid-19 booster shots as a precautionary measure to healthcare and frontline workers from January 10, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday night in an unexpected TV speech.
Modi also said those aged 15-18 would start receiving Covid-19 vaccinations from January 3 and those above 60 with comorbidities would be offered booster shots after recommendation from doctors.
As many as 22 farmer organisations that for more than a year led protests against three agriculture laws are forming a political party that will contest the Punjab assembly elections next year. The Samyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) may ally with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, although this has been denied for now, said media reports.