Karnataka Lockdown News Latest Update Today: FULL LIST - Partly unlock in THESE 19 districts; know rules, relaxations, PDS ration shops, hotels, restaurants, liquor shops timings
Karnataka Lockdown News Latest Update Today: Curbs will, however, continue in the remaining 11 districts
Karnataka Lockdown News Latest Update Today: Karnataka is reading to partly unlock from Monday in 19 districts where the test positivity rate has fallen below 5 per cent. "As announced by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on June 10 and notified by Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar on June 11, lockdown restrictions will be relaxed from Monday in 19 districts, including Bengaluru Urban, to resume economic activity and allow movement of people and vehicles," a Home Department official said, as per an IANS report.
FULL LIST - Partly unlock in THESE 19 districts
The districts are Bagalkot, Ballari, Bengaluru Urban, Bidar, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Kalaburagi, Kolar, Koppal, Raichur, Ramanagar, Tumukur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Vijayapura, and Yadagir.
CURBS in 11 districts
Curbs will, however, continue in the remaining 11 districts -- Bengaluru Rural, Belagavi, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Hassan, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysuru, and Shivamogga -- till June 21 to reduce the positivity rate, as advised by the technical committee of health experts.
The relaxation will allow autos and taxis to operate with two passengers in these 19 districts.
"Essential shopping will be allowed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parks will be open for walking from 5-10 a.m. Street vendors can do business from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.," said the official.
All industries will be allowed to function with 50 per cent staff, while garment units will function with 30 per cent employees.
As per the guidelines, ration shops selling foodgrains under the public distribution system (PDS) will function from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hotels, restaurants and eateries
"Hotels, restaurants and eateries can operate their kitchens to provide parcel service only. Dine-in will not be allowed and customers have to maintain social distancing for ordering and collecting parcels," said the order.
Liquor shops timings
Liquor shops will be able to allowed to be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As all construction activities are allowed to continue, cement and steel shops will be permitted to reopen from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Night curfew from 7 p.m. till 5 a.m. will stay in place, while weekend curfew from Friday to Monday will be from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.," he said. Only those having medical emergency or air or rail travellers will be allowed to move in this period.
The state government imposed the lockdown from April 27 and extended it twice till June 14.
New Covid cases declined to 7,810: Sunday
Meanwhile, new Covid cases declined to 7,810, while 18,648 patients were discharged and 125 succumbed to the infection in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
"With 7,810 new cases registered on Saturday, the state's Covid tally rose to 27,65,134, including 1,80,835 active cases, while 25,51,365 recovered, with 18,648 patients discharged during the day," said the bulletin.
As epicentre of the pandemic in the state, Bengaluru reported only 1,348 new cases, taking its Covid tally to 11,96,688, including 85,995 active cases, while recoveries increased to 10,95,385, with 4,125 patients discharged in the last 24 hours.
The virus claimed 125 lives, including 23 in Bengaluru, taking the state's death toll to 32,913 and the city's toll to 15,307 since the pandemic broke out in mid-March a year ago.
Out of 1,29,617 tests conducted across the state during the day, 48,776 were through rapid antigen detection and 80,841 through RT-PCR method.
Positivity rate dipped to 6.02 per cent and case fatality rate to 1.60 per cent across the state on Saturday.
Meanwhile, 55,391 people, including 23,761 above 45 years and 29,076 in the 18-44 years age group were vaccinated across the state during the day.
"Cumulatively, 1,69,12,183 beneficiaries, including senior citizens above 60 years, healthcare workers and frontline warriors received the shot since the vaccination drive was launched across the southern state on January 16," added the bulletin.
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