Chief Minister Yediyurappa has announced that the lockdown has been extended till 6 am on June 7. The initial lockdown started for a week on April 27 which was later extended till May 24 as the cases remained to increase in the state.
After a meeting with senior officials and ministers, the Chief Minister said that lockdown will be extended for two more weeks. He has made clear that there will be no changes in the current restrictions. The police will take strict actions against the violators if the lockdown protocols are not followed.
The state capital has been worst affected in the second wave with poor health infrastructure where people are struggling for oxygen, ventilators and ICU beds. The crematorium is running in full fledged manner in Bengaluru and is very disappointing news.
However there has been a decline in the daily covid cases in the state which was outnumbered with 52,581 discharges. The number of fatalities are still high as stated by the health department.
Let’s look into the latest lockdown rules:
- NOT ALLOWED
- Metro Rail, taxi and bus services (except while hired for emergency).
- Schools and colleges (Online/ distance learning is permitted).
- Cinemas, shopping malls, stadiums and swimming pools.
- Social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious functions and other gatherings and congregations.
- Religious places will remain closed for the public.
- No movement of public or private buses or passenger vehicles.
- Hotels, restaurants, liquor shops and hospitality services can only act as takeaway and home delivery.(home delivery allowed)
- Inter-state and intra-state movement of passenger vehicles allowed in cases of emergencies or as permitted.
- ALLOWED SERVICES.
- Flights and trains: Tickets will act as a pass for movement of person.
- Karnataka government offices
- Departments dealing with health
- Municipal administration
- District administration
- Medical education.
- Police, civil defence, defence, fire and emergency services.
- Water, electricity and sanitation.
- Government of India offices such as defence, defence PSUs, armed police forces.
- Petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG, power generation and disaster management.
- Banks, RBI regulated financial markets
- Microfinance institutions
- The Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
- Homes for children, disabled, mentally challenged, senior citizens, destitutes and women.
- Agriculture activities, supply chain of essential goods
- Movement of all types of goods and cargo
- Manufacturing wholesale, retail, large brick and mortar stores or e-commerce companies
- Groceries shops will open from 6 am to 10 am
- Fruits, vegetables, dairy shops and milk booths (6 am to 10 am)
- Meat and fish and animal fodder (all from 6 am to 10 am.)
- All food processing and related industries.
- Construction activities and repair work.
- Print and electronic media.
- Construction activities with in-situ labourers/workers
- Road works
- Marriages (only with 50 persons in attendance)
- Cremations or funerals (only with five persons in attendance)