Night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am in some cities of Maharashtra


Maharashtra on Monday imposed an 11 PM to 6 AM night curfew till January 5 in Mumbai and other cities, and announced new quarantine rules for arrivals from the Europe and Middle East, in view of a fast-spreading strain of coronavirus that has emerged in the UK and caused several nations, including India, to temporarily ban flights from that country.

Passengers from European or Middle East nations will be sent to 14-day institutional quarantine and all others must home-isolate for a similar period, the state government said Monday evening.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner told news agency PTI that around 1,000 people are expected to arrive in five flights landing till midnight December 22, when the centre's ban on incoming flights from the UK takes effect.

Meanwhile, during the period of the night curfew, essential services, like supply of vegetables and milk, will remain unaffected. However, no more than five people can assemble at a given place in this time.