No New Year's eve gatherings will be allowed in Bengaluru's Brigade road and MG Road, the Karnataka government announced on Friday evening.

Informing media persons about the decision, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said: "Public gatherings will be limited between December 20 and January  2 across the state. This decision was taken after recommendations from the Technical Advisory Committee. Earlier permission was given by BBMP for this. This will not be given this year."

Also, pubs and bars will only be allowed to operate with 50 percent capacity.

The decision had been expected considering the state government's concerns over a fresh wave of coronavirus in the city.