October 3, 2022


Bearing in mind the potential for the virus spreading into the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, a weekend curfew can be in place in all Karnataka districts bordering these states, Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai introduced on Friday.

Right here’s an explainer of the rules:

Is there a weekend curfew throughout Karnataka starting Aug 6?

The Karnataka authorities has introduced a weekend curfew in eight districts — that share borders with both Kerala or Maharashtra — to be in impact from 9 pm on Fridays until 5 am on Mondays, starting August 6 to 16.

The districts, as talked about within the official order issued by Tushar Girinath, member secretary of the manager committee of the Karnataka State Catastrophe Administration Authority, are Belagavi, Bidar, Vijayapura, Kalaburagi (bordering Maharashtra), Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru, and Chamarajanagar (bordering Kerala). The choice to particularly impose such restrictions in these districts is to mitigate the unfold of the an infection into the state from the neighbour states the place the unfold is extra intense, Chief Minister Bommai mentioned.

Nevertheless, the night time curfew can be in power throughout all districts together with Bengaluru. The timings of the identical have been superior by an hour to start at 9 pm, which can be in power until 5 am.

Can marriages, household capabilities be carried out in districts with weekend curfew?

Sure. Marriages and household capabilities are permitted to be carried out in districts that share borders with Kerala or Maharashtra. Nevertheless, the attendance is capped at 100 with instructions in place to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.

A most of 20 individuals can be allowed to attend cremations or funerals. Nevertheless, all social, political, sports activities, leisure, tutorial, cultural, and non secular capabilities, gatherings and huge congregations will stay prohibited.

Will outlets be allowed to operate all through the day?

No. Outlets and road distributors can be allowed to run their companies solely from 5 am to 2 pm. These embody institutions coping with meals, groceries, fruits, greens, meat, fish, dairy, milk cubicles, and animal fodder. Public Distribution System outlets are additionally allowed to function solely from 5 am to 2 pm. Dwelling supply of all objects can be inspired around the clock, with supply individuals allowed to maneuver from place to position.

Will motion be restricted?

Sure. Motion of people will stay strictly prohibited between Friday 9 pm until Monday 5 am, apart from important and emergency actions, as per the order.

Nevertheless, exemptions can be given to all State and Central Authorities workplaces, their autonomous our bodies, firms, coping with emergency, important companies, and Covid-19 containment and administration duties; industries, firms, organisations coping with emergency and important companies and people requiring 24/7 operations; telecom and Web service suppliers.

Sufferers, attendants, different individuals requiring emergency want, and eligible individuals desiring to take vaccination are permitted to maneuver with minimal proof.

“Nevertheless, to the extent potential, workers must be inspired to do business from home,” the order learn. It added that solely important employees/workers of IT and ITeS firms /group shall work from workplace whereas the remainder must be allowed to do business from home as nicely.

In the meantime, motion of trains and air journey are permitted, and public transport, personal automobiles, and taxis to and from airports, railway stations, and bus terminals, stops, and stands are allowed to facilitate the motion of passengers by air, rail, and highway. “The motion can be allowed solely on displaying legitimate journey paperwork or tickets and strictly adhering to Covid acceptable conduct,” the order talked about.

Will pubs and bars be allowed to be operated?

No. Solely takeaway from standalone liquor outlets and shops have been permitted, from 5 am to 2 pm.

Can eating places open for dine-in?

No. eating places and eateries are allowed just for takeaway and residential supply.



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