In Puducherry, the place COVID-19 circumstances have proven a rise over the previous three days, and two circumstances of the Omicron variant of the virus have been confirmed from genome sequencing to this point, the federal government has made relaxations for social and cultural gatherings, and authorities programmes in view of the Pongal competition.
This consists of the five-day twenty fifth Nationwide Youth Competition, scheduled to be inaugurated on January 12 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
No further curbs have been introduced but to the December 30 round, which prolonged the lockdown until midnight of January 31, thereby permitting social/cultural gatherings and authorities programmes, topic to compliance with strict COVID-19-appropriate behaviour by all, for Pongal, the continued twenty seventh Worldwide Yoga Competition (January 4-7) and the upcoming youth competition.
The common evening curfew, which is in place from 11 p.m. to five a.m., until the month-end has been exempted for locations of worship for Vaikuntha Ekadasi on January 13, in keeping with the round.
In the meantime, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday hinted that the federal government was contemplating imposing restrictions to examine the unfold of Omicron in Puducherry, throughout an inspection of the vaccination drive for youngsters at Soucilabai Authorities Women Increased Secondary College.
Referring to the rise in circumstances throughout the nation and within the Union Territory, she stated, “There’s a have to impose sure restrictions to keep away from main unfold of the virus. A choice on the curbs to be imposed might be taken in session with the Chief Minister.”