Karnataka: Lockdown to continue in 11 districts, restrictions eased in Bengaluru Urban
Bengaluru, June 10: Karnataka government on Thursday said that Covid-19 lockdown will continue in 11 districts in Karnataka which have a high positivity rate till June 21. Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu are in complete lockdown till June 21. The relaxation in lockdown measures will be in place from 6 AM on June 14 to 6 AM on June 21.
The COVID curfew will be imposed from 7 PM to 5 AM and weekend curfew will be imposed from 7 PM on Friday to 5 AM on Monday, after the current lockdown in the state comes to end on June 14.
"Current restrictions will continue in all eleven districts with high positivity rate till 6am on June 21, in the rest of the districts some of the restrictions have been relaxed. However, concerned Deputy Commissioners and District in-charge Ministers can take a call to impose more restrictions in their districts," Yediyurappa said.
If the situation comes under control as per the expectations it will help the government to announce further relaxations, Yediyurappa said as he sought the cooperation of everyone in this regard.
Other districts including Bengaluru Urban, will see eased restrictions from June 14 till June 21.
The Karnataka government had initially announced 14 days 'close-down' from April 27, but subsequently imposed a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24, as the COVID cases continued to spike. Citing lockdown yielding results and experts' advice, it was further extended till June 7 and then again till June 14.
Of the total cases in the State, 65,000 active cases come from these eight districts and the rate of decrease in the cases are least in these districts, the statement read.
The Chief Minister instructed the officers to bring down the positivity rate to less than five per cent, the CMO said.
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to strictly ensure compliance of preventive measures to contain the pandemic. He also directed them to abide by the guidelines in the micro containment zones, the statement said.
Yediyurappa asked the deputy commissioners to intensify COVID-19 tests, especially in Belagavi, and give the RT-PCR reports within 24 hours of the test.
Here is a complete list of what is allowed and what is not in Karnataka from June 14:
Has the lockdown been extended in Karnataka?
Lockdown will continue in 11 districts with high positivity rate till June 21
Which are the 11 districts where the lockdown will continue?
Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davangere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu districts
Have more relaxations been given in other districts other than the 11?
Yes from June 14 onwards
Will industries be allowed to operate?
All industries will be allowed to open with 50 per cent staff, but garment industries will function with 30 per cent employees
Will essential and liquor shops remain open?
Yes, between 6 am and 2 pm
Will parks be open?
Yes, between 5 am and 10 am
Can street vendors do business?
Yes, between 6 am and 2 pm
Will autos and taxis be allowed to operate?
Yes, with two passengers only
Has a night curfew been imposed?
Yes, between 7 pm and 5 pm
Will there be a weekend curfew?
Yes from Friday 7 pm to Monday 5 am
Is there a prohibition on inter-district travel
Will construction activity be allowed?
Yes, it will be allowed to resume