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Karnataka night curfew throws spanner in festive hopes of restaurants

Restrictions to start at 10 p.m, in Bengaluru, reducing dinner time to 2 hours; Most restaurants and hotels are now expecting to do only 50 per cent of normal business

restaurants, hotels, eateries, food, coronavirus, covid
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While the curfew timings in Mumbai were declared between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., in Bengaluru the curfew will start at 10 p.m

Samreen Ahmad Bengaluru
The night curfew imposed in Karnataka from December 23 to January 2 has come as a shocker for the state's restaurant industry, which has been reeling under losses after the pandemic outbreak. Restaurant owners said they have been following all Covid-related SOPs and hadn't planned any big parties or events for the festive week but hoped for good footfalls. 

While the curfew timings in Mumbai were declared between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., in Bengaluru the curfew will start at 10 p.m., technically reducing the dinner operating time to two hours. Most restaurants and hotels are now anticipating only 50

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First Published: Dec 23 2020 | 6:09 PM IST

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