Karnataka relaxed some lockdown restrictions in 19 districts

10:18 PM, Thursday, June 10th, 2021
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BS Yedyurappa Bengaluru : After a meeting with experts, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, current restrictions will continue in all eleven districts with high positivity rate till 6 am on 21 June, in the rest of the districts some of the restrictions have been relaxed. However, concerned Deputy Commissioners and District in-charge Ministers can take a call to impose more restrictions in their districts, he said.

The relaxation in lockdown measures will be in place from 6 am on 14 June to 6 am on 21 June.

Few districts, including Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu, will be under complete lockdown till 21 June.

From 14 June, these 11 districts will have some relaxation like the opening of essential shops.

The Covid-19 curfew will be imposed from 7 pm to 5 am and the weekend curfew will be imposed from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday, after the current lockdown in the state comes to end on 14 June.

Noting that restrictions are being relaxed in the rest of the state other than 11 districts, the Chief Minister said, all industries have been permitted to operate with 50% staff strength, but garment industries can operate with 30% staff strength.

Shops selling essential goods have been permitted to operate till 2 pm by extending their duration from 10 am earlier; also all construction activities will be permitted, and shops needed for construction activities like cement, steel among others have also been allowed to open, he said.

Parks will be opened from 5-10 am for walkers, street vendors can do their business from 6 am to 2 pm, and auto and taxis are allowed to ply with maximum two passengers, he added.

Responding to a question on public transport buses and the functioning of government officers, he said, for now, buses are not permitted to operate, while important departments of the government can operate with 50% staff.

Hotels and restaurants will continue to do parcel service and bars will be open for takeaways till 2 pm.




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