October 6, 2022

BENGALURU: The Karnataka authorities on Saturday introduced new relaxations to the Covid lockdown in 16 districts the place the an infection positivity price has dropped to lower than 5%, permitting inns and eating places to open with 50% capability and outlets to remain open until 5pm. The 16 districts embody Bengaluru metropolis.

An announcement issued by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s workplace stated the chief minister took the choice to loosen up the lockdown norms on the advice of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

Night time curfew between 7pm to 5am and the weekend curfew will proceed all through the state.

The primary set of relaxations introduced are relevant to 16 districts – Bengaluru city, Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Mandya, Koppala, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur, Kolar, Gadag, Raichur, Bagalkote, Kalaburagi, Haveri, Ramnagara, Yadagiri and Bidar.

In these districts, all outlets can keep open until 5pm. Folks can even eat out at inns, golf equipment, eating places on the situation that they function at 50% of their capability. These institutions, nonetheless, can not serve liquor or swap on the air-conditioners.

Authorities and personal workplaces are additionally permitted to work with 50% capability.

“Lodges and resorts can perform solely with 50% capability. Gyms can function with 50% capability (with out AC facility),” stated a communication from the Karnataka CM’s workplace.

On June 11, the federal government allowed districts with a positivity price of greater than 5% to maintain important companies open until 2 pm. In addition to, chosen industries and workplaces have been allowed to open. These districts are Hassan, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Chamrajngagar, Chikmagalur, Bangalore rural, Davanagere, Kodagu, Dharwad, Bellari, Chitradurga and Vijayapura.

The lockdown will proceed with none relaxations in Mysuru, Karnataka’s solely district with a positivity price of greater than 10%.

On Saturday, Karnataka reported 5,815 new Covid instances taking the variety of energetic instances to 1,30,872. The state additionally reported 161 Covid associated deaths. The entire deaths as a result of Covid reached 33,763. Of those, Bengaluru reported 1,263 new instances and 4 deaths over the last 24 hours.

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