Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced on Thursday that the state’s lockdown would be extended in 11 districts. The lockdown has been extended by a week in these 11 districts till 6 am on June 21.
Chikmagalur wears a deserted look during the Covid-induced lockdown in Karnataka (Photo: PTI)
The Karnataka government on Thursday extended the lockdown by a week, until June 21, while relaxing some restrictions in districts with positivity rates below 15 per cent. The current restrictions will remain in place for the 11 districts with a high positivity rate.
There will, however, be no changes to the existing guidelines for the districts of Chickmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi, and Kodagu, which have a high positivity rate. As a result, existing regulations will apply in these districts.
The deputy commissioners have been given the authority to take stringent action after consulting with district in-charge ministers.
The decision was made following a review meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Karnataka chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, along with senior ministers and officials. Here’s all you need to know:
- According to the guidelines issued by the government earlier, the following relaxations will be in effect in the remaining districts from 6 am on June 14 to 6 am on June 21
- All industries are permitted to operate with a staff of 50 per cent. However, garment factories can only operate with 30 per cent of employees
- Shops selling essential goods will be allowed to operate from 6 am to 2 pm
- All construction activities are allowed to start. All construction-related businesses, such as cement and steel, are permitted to open
- Parks will be open to the public from 5 am to 10 am
- Street vendors are permitted to operate from 6 am to 2 pm
- Autos and taxis are allowed to carry only two passengers
- Covid curfew will be imposed from 7 pm to 5 am
- Weekend curfews will be in effect from Friday at 7 pm to Monday at 5 am
- Detailed guidelines will be issued separately
Karnataka on Thursday logged 11,042 new cases of Covid-19and 194 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 27,39,290 and the death toll to 32,485.
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