After nearly two months of a complete statewide shutdown, the Karnataka government decided on Thursday to ease lockdown restrictions in Bengaluru Urban and 19 other districts from the morning of June 14 following a significant drop in the number. new cases.
The government has decided to maintain strict lockdown restrictions in the remaining 11 districts until June 21, as the positivity rate in these areas is still high.
Concessions in 20 neighborhoods include operating taxis and rickshaws (with a maximum of two passengers per trip), opening essential businesses between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. (they currently close at 10 a.m.), parks to stay open from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. all industries can operate with 50% of the staff and street vendors can do business from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Karnataka has reported in the past 24 hours 11,042 new cases of COVID-19 and 194 deaths, bringing the total number of infections to 27,390,290 and the toll to 32,485. Bengaluru Urban has registered 2,191 new cases, so that the city recorded 4,846 exits and 47 deaths.
What is allowed
All industries were allowed to operate with a 50% workforce. Clothing industries can operate with a workforce of 30%.
Stores selling basic necessities were allowed to operate between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Previously, they were only allowed until 10 a.m.
All construction activities will be permitted. Suppliers of building materials like cement, steel, etc. were also allowed to open their stores.
The parks will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Street vendors can do their business from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cars and taxis are allowed to travel with a maximum of two passengers.
Important government departments can operate with 50% staff.
Hotels and restaurants will continue to offer the parcel service.
The bars will be open for take-out until 2 p.m.
However, the government has decided to maintain the 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew statewide, including in 20 districts that have lockdown eases starting next Monday. The weekend curfew will come into effect Friday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 5 a.m.