What is open, what is closed according to the new rules
The government of Karnataka has extended the statewide lockdown to break the chain of transmission of Covid until June 21. Under the revised guidelines, some relaxations from previous foreclosure measures have been granted in the state for the gradual unlocking of economic activities.
After a meeting to review the pandemic situation in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced that lockdown restrictions will be relaxed in districts with positivity rates below 15%. Eleven districts with high positivity rates have been ordered to continue to observe lockdown rules.
Although lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, the night and weekend curfew will remain in effect in all districts.
Relaxation in the containment of Karnataka Covid
In districts with positivity rates below 15%, all production units, establishments and industries have been allowed to operate at 50% of capacity while adhering to appropriate Covid behavior. However, facilities engaged in the production of clothing were only allowed to bring in only 30 percent of their respective workforce.
Stores selling food, dairy and animal fodder, street vendors, public distribution stores, and stand-alone liquor stores have been allowed to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. optics may also operate as is. The Karnataka government has called for 24-hour home delivery of items to be encouraged in order to minimize public travel.
All construction and repair work, including establishments dealing with building materials, especially cement and steel, outside the containment areas have been allowed to operate.
The parks were allowed to open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for walking and jogging only. No group activity will be allowed.
Taxis and auto-rickshaws have been allowed to use the streets, but they can only carry two passengers at a time.
In addition to the government offices already open, the government of Karnataka has authorized the offices of departments related to agriculture and related activities, people with disabilities, housing, RTOs, cooperation, NABARD and the Ministry of Revenue of l ‘Union. These offices were allowed to operate with only 50 percent of the staff.
Vocational training centers linked to the health sector have also been authorized to operate.
These measures will come into effect on June 14 from 6 a.m. and will remain in effect until 6 a.m. on June 21.
Restrictions in Karnataka
The government of Karnataka has ordered the districts of Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Hassan, Dakshin Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu to observe the lockdown protocols as before due to the high positivity rates.
This means that the latest relaxations announced by the state government will not apply to these districts.
The nighttime curfew will remain in effect from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The state will also observe the weekend curfew from Friday 7:00 p.m. to Monday 5:00 a.m. each week.
Rules for the nighttime curfew
Patients requiring emergency medical care and their companions will be allowed to travel during this period. Medical, emergency and essential services, including pharmacies, must be fully functional.
Industries and businesses that must operate at night, telecommunications and Internet service providers will be allowed to operate during the nighttime curfew; their employees will be allowed to travel on presentation of valid identity cards. The state government has clarified that only essential staff of IT and ITeS companies should work from its office.
No restrictions have been placed on the movement of goods in trucks, freight vehicles or freight carriers. Home delivery and e-commerce activities were also allowed to continue.
Rail and air traffic will continue unimpeded; public transport, private vehicles and taxis carrying passengers to and from stations, stands and airport will also be allowed. This movement will be authorized on presentation of valid tickets.
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