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K'taka Lifts Weekend Curfew; Malls, Places of Worship to Reopen | What's Open & Closed

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Theatres, cinemas and pubs would remain closed while swimming pools would be opened only for competitive training purposes.

Karnataka Chief Minister on Saturday announced further relaxation of Covid-19-related restrictions allowing certain activities, including re-opening of religious places and conducting of weddings. As an effect of the lockdown, the daily cases came down significantly. The state reported 2,082 fresh cases, 86 fatalities and 48,116 active cases today. The government started easing restrictions from June 14.

Here are some key highlights of the announcement:

• Night curfew would continue to be in force from 9 PM to 5 AM, however the government lifted the weekend curfew.

• All offices, industries are allowed with 100 per cent capacity.

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• Weddings and family functions are permitted with the presence of not more than 100 people.

• Theatres, cinemas and pubs would remain closed while swimming pools would be opened only for competitive training purposes.

• Sports complexes and stadia shall be opened only for the purpose of practice.

• Social, political, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other gatherings and large congregations have been prohibited.

• Weddings and family functions are permitted with the presence of not more than 100 people.

• Cremation and funerals would be allowed with a maximum of 20 people while public transport is allowed to operate up to its seating capacity.

• Places of worship are allowed to open only for ‘darshan’ not for ‘sevas.’

• Metros and public transports are allowed to resume services with 100 per seating capacity.

• Educational institutions, tutorials and colleges would remain shut until further orders.

• Shops, restaurants, malls, and private offices have to enforce COVID-appropriate behaviour failing which action will be initiated under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

• District Magistrates are authorised to take the decision according to the situation.

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