New Delhi: Karnataka has decided to extend complete lockdown in 11 districts till June 21.
According to state Health Minister K Sudhakar, Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu will remain under complete lockdown.
“Based on positivity rate, districts that have more than 15% of positivity rate (about 11 districts ) we've continued with the existing lockdown guidelines. In the remaining districts including Bengaluru city we've relaxed the guidelines,” he said.gambling-websites
He further said that from June 14, these 11 districts will have some relaxation like opening of essential shops.
“There will be relaxation for parks as well till 10 am. The night curfew is going to be continued. Similarly, weekend curfew which starts from Friday 7 pm till Monday 5 am will continue till June 21,” he said.
In other districts including Bengaluru urban, all industries have been allowed to operate with 50 per cent of staff, but garment industries will continue to function with 30 per cent of employees.
Essential shopping will be allowed to open from 6 am to 2 pm while street vendors can do business from 6 am to 2 pm.
Auto and taxis will be allowed to ply with two passengers only.house-of-fun-slots-casino-similar-games
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar had earlier said that the state is likely to unlock from June 14 in a staggered manner to prevent any further surge in coronavirus cases.
While Karnataka is witnessing a decline in active cases with recoveries outnumbering new infections, health experts are of opinion that lockdown could be lifted in a calibrated manner once the positivity rate falls below 5 per cent with a caseload less than 5,000 across the state.
Karnataka on Wednesday logged 10,959 new cases of COVID-19 and 192 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 27,28,248 and the death toll to 32,291.