Karnataka extends Covid lockdown in 13 districts, relaxation in16 districts

11:19 PM, Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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yedyurappa Bengaluru : The Karnataka government on Saturday relaxed lockdown restrictions in districts with less than 5 per cent Covid-19 case positivity rate. All shops and hotels, clubs, restaurants allowed to operate till 5pm, chief minister BS Yediyurappa said adding that lodges, resorts, gyms, private offices will also be allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity in 16 districts that have less than 5 per cent Covid-19 positivity. These relaxations will be in place from June 21 to July 5.

13 districts with a positivity rate between 5 to 10 per cent, the earlier guideline issued on June 11 will remain applicable. These districts are Hassan, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Bangalore Rural, Davanagere, Kodagu, Dharwad, Bellary, Chitradurga and Vijayapura.

Positivity rate is less than 5 % in 16 districts during the last one week, it is 5- 10% in 13 districts and around 10 % in Mysuru district.

Based on the positivity rate and suggestions made by the Technical Advisory Committee regarding relaxation of restrictions, the Chief Minister held discussions with his cabinet colleagues and the following decisions were taken :

The following relaxations are made in Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Mandya, Koppala, Chikkaballapur, Tumukur, Kolar, Bengaluru urban (including BBMP) Gadaga, Raichur, Bagalakote , Kalaburagi, Haveri, Ramnagara, Yadagiri and Bidar districts which have less than 5 % positivity rate

• All shops can be open up to 5.00 PM
• Dining at Hotels, clubs, Restaurants (excluding liquor) without AC is allowed with 50% capacity up to 5.00 PM
• Permission is granted for conducting outdoor sports without spectators.
• Government/private offices are permitted to work with 50% capacity.
• Lodges and resorts can function only with 50 % capacity.
• Gyms can operate with 50% capacity (without AC facility)
• Relaxations as per Government Order Dated 11-06-2021 is applicable to 13 districts viz., Hassan, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Chamrajngagar, Chikkamagalur, Bangalore rural, Davanagere, Kodagu, Dharwad, Bellari, Chirtradurga and vijayapura districts which have positivity rate of more than 5% .
• Status quo to be maintained in Mysore district which has positivity rate of more than 10%

Rules applicable in entire State :
• Everyday night curfew from 7.00 pm to 5.am.
• Weekend curfew from Friday night 7.00 pm to Monday 5.00 am
• Buses can operate with upto 50% seating capacity.

Dharmasthala-Deepothsava                      

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