Karnataka imposes night curfew till May 4: What's allowed, what is not
Bengaluru, Apr 20: As Karnataka grapples with a massive rise in coronavirus cases, the Karnataka government on Tuesday announced a 14-day night curfew and weekend to break the chain of infection. The night curfew will be in force from April 21 to May 4, from 9 pm to 6 am.
The decision was taken after an all-party meet headed by Governor Vajubhai was held today over COVID-19 situation in the state.
A weekend curfew shall also be enforced from April 23 at 9 pm to Monday at 6 am.
Karnataka curfew: Here's what is closed
- Schools, colleges, educational, training and coaching institutions etc. will remain closed.
- All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums. yoga centres, spas, sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools, entertainment and amusement parks
- Theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain closed till May 4.
- Restaurants and eateries will be permitted to operate
- All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious gatherings, other gatherings and large congregations
- All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for the public. However, priests shall continue to perform their rituals and duties without involving any visitors.
Karnataka curfew: Here's what is allowed
- Essential services like shops, including ration shops (PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables,
- Dairy and milk booths. meat and fish, animal fodder
- Wholesale vegetable markets, fruit markets and flower markets can operate from open spaces or playgrounds
- The shifting process shall be completed by April 22.
- Lodging hotels will be open for guests as well.
- Standalone liquor shops and outlets, bars and restaurants are permitted for takeaway only.
- All food processing and related industries are permitted to operate.
- Delivery via E-commerce websites
- Cold storage, warehousing services
- Fuel stations
- Inter and intra-state movement
- Public transport, metro, cabs, autorickshaws
- Agriculture and allied activities (outside containment zones)
- Marriages (maximum 50 guests)
- Funerals (maximum 20 attendees)
- Banks, insurance offices and ATMs
- Print and electronic media
- All private offices, organisations, institutions and companies have been allowed to work with minimal strength while work from home is encouraged.
- Only essential employees of IT/ITeS companies shall work from office.
- All telecom, internet service providers, companies are allowed to work 24×7 with unrestricted movement of personnel and vehicles