May 28, 2023

Night and weenend curfew will proceed within the state until July 5. (FILE)


The Karnataka authorities on Saturday eased coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions in 16 districts with lower than 5 per cent positivity fee. All retailers in these districts – Belagavi, Mandya, Koppal, Chikkaballapura, Tumakuru, Kolar,Bengaluru Urban, Gadag, Raichur, Bagalkote, Kalaburagi, Haveri, Ramanagar, Yadgir and Bidar – can now open until 5 PM.

The relaxations will come into impact from June 21 when the present curbs will come to an finish.

“We have taken certain decisions on easing restrictions, based on the advice of the Technical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 and after discussions with my cabinet colleagues,” Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned.

All inns, golf equipment and eating places might be allowed to open in these districts until 5 PM with 50 per cent capability. Lodges, resorts and gymnasiums with out air conditioners have additionally been allowed to function with a 50 per cent cap on visitors. Private places of work may function at half capability.

The state authorities has allowed outside capturing and buses and metros may function at 50 per cent of their capability. Outdoor sports activities with out spectators will even be allowed.

Taking a cautious method to the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Karnataka authorities is continuous with night time curfew – from 7 PM to five AM – and weekend curfew – from 7 PM Friday to five AM Monday – within the state until July 5.

In 13 districts with a positivity fee between 5 per cent to 10 per cent, guidelines issued restrictions introduced on June 11 will apply. These are Hassan, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Davangere, Kodagu, Dharwad, Ballari, Chitradurga and Vijayapura.

The June 11 order mentioned the restrictions might be eased from 6 AM to 2 PM, the place the sale of important commodities and supply by way of e-commerce corporations will proceed.

Strict lockdown measures will proceed in Mysuru district with an over ten per cent positivity fee.

The Karnataka authorities had initially introduced 14 days ”close-down” from April 27, however subsequently imposed a whole lockdown from May 10 to May 24, because the COVID circumstances continued to spike. Citing lockdown yielding outcomes and consultants’ recommendation, it was additional prolonged until June 7 after which once more until June 14.

Karnataka on Saturday reported 5,815 new COVID-19 circumstances whereas the town’s lively circumstances stood at 1,30,872, in keeping with the well being division.

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