The coronavirus pandemic has been a hugely challenging time for restaurants and hotels across the country, which have only recently been allowed to open after months of lockdown. The initial response from customers has been cautious but, just as businesses were hoping that the festive season might bring good news, the night curfew in Karnataka - from 11 pm to 5 am over fears of a new and aggressive strain of the virus - come as another big blow. Ravi owns Donne Biriyani, a five-year old restaurant that employs eight people. He told NDTV that the night curfew "will really hit us". "Night time is when we get good business. The earlier daytime lockdown has already hit us hard."