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New Year parties, travel plans fizzle out as Maharashtra tightens curbs

Miffed Hotels, restaurants stare at huge losses on account of advance planning for events that they now have to shelve

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The norms, announced on Monday evening to stop the entry of a new variant of Covid-19 into the country, have turned to be party dampeners and left hoteliers and holiday goers miffed

Shally Seth MohileAneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The introduction of a 15-day night curfew in Mumbai from 11 pm to 6 am and a seven-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from Europe, West Asia, and South Africa have robbed the city of its Christmas cheer and put a dampener on New Year’s celebrations.
 
The guidelines, announced on Monday evening to prevent the entry of a new strain of the coronavirus into the country, have left hoteliers and holidaymakers bristling.
 
"There will be a massive impact on the hospitality sector, given the planning for New Year parties starts six months in advance. These are the biggest

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First Published: Dec 22 2020 | 7:37 PM IST

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