Lockdown relaxed in Bengaluru

Bengaluru Lockdown

After 47 days of complete lockdown in Karnataka to reduce the Covid-19 positive cases which had engulfed the state; the government on Thursday announced a partial relaxation in the stringent measures; enforced across the state in Bengaluru and 18 other districts.

Lockdown relaxed in Bengaluru
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With the positivity rate in the 19 districts showing less than 5 per cent; chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced that the relaxation will be on a trial basis from June 14 that is 6am to June 21, 6am.

Relaxation in Bengaluru Lockdown

Announcing the slew of relaxations, Yedidyurappa said; “Once we assess the position after June 21, we will take further steps towards easing the lockdown; or maintain status quo.”

However, in other 11 districts which has a positivity rate of over 5 per cent; the lockdown will continue in full force and even more stringent measures to bring down the number of Covid-19 cases.

Covid Curfew

The Bengaluru Lockdown measures will however not be devoid of night or Covid curfew and weekend curfew.
Yediyurappa announced that the entire of state will see night curfew being enforced from 7pm to 5am everyday; between Monday and Friday.
“From Friday 7pm to Sunday 5am, there will be lockdown for the weekend across the state,” he said.
This would effectively mean that the existing norms; including essential shops to be open only from 6 am to 10 am during Saturday and Sunday; no movement of people allowed without an emergency and shutdown of non-essential industries will continue for the weekend.

Meeting Decisions

Announcing the decisions after the meeting, the Chief Minister said that while restrictions have been eased in some districts; authorities concerned may take a call on tightening them.

In districts where the positivity rate has dipped below 15 per cent; factories have allowed to operate with 50 per cent attendance. For the garment industry, the attendance has capped at 30 per cent. The government has also given a go-ahead to construction activities.

Shops selling essential items in these districts will allowed to operate from 6 am to 2 am; parks will allowed to stay open from 5 am to 10 am.

However, the night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am will continue across all districts. The weekend curfew from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday also continues to be in place in Bengaluru Lockdown.

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