Karnataka lockdown update: BS Yediurappa relaxes restrictions


The BS Yediurappa-led Karnataka government further relaxed the COVID-19-related restrictions on Saturday (July 3) allowing certain activities, including re-opening of religious places and conducting of weddings.

The relaxations would be in place for the next 15 days from July 6, Chief Minister Yediyurappa said after chairing a meeting with his Cabinet colleagues and senior officials.

Night Curfew will continue to be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am. Deputy Commissioners of the districts based on their assessment of the situation and after consultation with the district-in-charge Minister may impose additional containment measures.

The following relaxations and restrictions will be in place for the next 15 days in Karnataka:

Theatres/Cinema Halls and Pubs will remain closed. Swimming pools permitted for competitive training purpose. Sports complexes and stadia shall be opened only for practise purpose. All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations are prohibited.Marriages/Family Functions are permitted to be conducted involving not more than 100 people*.*Cremation/funerals to be allowed with maximum of 20 people.Religious places are allowed to open only for darshan. No sevas allowed.Public transport allowed to operate upto its seating capacity.All shops, restaurants, malls, private offices, closed places to strictly enforce COVID appropriate behaviour failing which action will be initiated under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.All educational intuitions/tutorials/colleges remains closed until further order. 

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