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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.

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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

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