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Karnataka : Lockdown Till June 14 – What’s allowed and what’s not

As a measure to ‘break the covid-19 chain’, the Karnataka Chief Minister has announced the extension of lockdown in Karnataka state till 14th of June. The curbs will be called down in numbers in a phased manner although the cases remain red in the state. The earlier lockdown was extended till June 6, while the government had allowed unrestricted intra state and interstate movement.

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The Government has not made any actual statement about the relaxation and most of the curbs are likely to remain in place.

Let’s look at what will remain closed in the state till June 14.

  1. Schools, colleges, educational/coaching institutions etc. will remain closed. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
  2. Hotels, restaurants, and hospitality services, except those meant for housing health/police/Government officials/ healthcare workers/stranded persons including tourists, quarantine facility and Step Down Hospitals. However, hotels, restaurants and eateries shall be permitted to operate kitchens for takeaway/home delivery of food items only. No vehicles will be allowed to be used by persons for taking parcels/takeaway. Only movement by walking is allowed for this purpose. However, hotels, restaurants and eateries can use vehicles for home delivery.
  3. All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, stadia, playgrounds, swimming pools, parks, entertainment parks, clubs, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
  4. All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions/other gatherings and large congregations.
  5. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed to the public.
  6. No movement of public or private buses or passenger vehicles except as permitted under these guidelines

 

WHAT WILL REMAIN OPEN?

  1. Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, and animal fodder shall be allowed to function from 6 AM to 10 AM. Public Distribution System shops are allowed.
  2. Take away only is allowed from standalone liquor shops and outlets, from 6 AM to 10 AM.
  3. Sale of vegetables and fruits through push carts is allowed from 6 AM to 6 PM. Milk booths and Hopcom outlets are allowed from 6 AM to 6 PM.
  4. Home delivery of essential items shall be encouraged 24×7 to minimize movement of individuals outside their homes. Operations shall be subject to adhering to National Directives for Covid-19 management.
  5. Inter-state and Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles will be permitted.
  6. Intra-district movement of passenger vehicles and buses will be allowed.
  7. Banks, insurance offices and ATM.
  8. Delivery of all items through e-commerce and home delivery.
  9. Works related to pre-monsoon preparation/road construction activity is permitted.
  10. Marriages already scheduled are permitted strictly adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour with a maximum of 50 people.
  11. Cremation/funerals to be allowed with maximum of five people adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour

People have been advised to wear face masks while in public situations, maintain social distance and ensure hygiene.

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