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The Karnataka government has decided to lift the Covid-induced lockdown imposed in the state in a phased manner.

While restrictions have been relaxed in most places, 11 districts with a positivity rate of more than 15% have been ordered to continue observing the lockdown.

"Current restrictions will continue in all eleven districts with high positivity rate till 6 am on 21 June, in the rest of the districts some of the restrictions have been relaxed," Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said.

On the other hand, according to a notification by the state government, night curfew will be in place even in places where rules have been eased.

In addition to this, the weekend curfew will also continue from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday, after the current lockdown in the state comes to end on 14 June.

Here's what will be allowed during night curfew

  • The movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 5 am, except for essential activities.
  • Patients and their attendants/persons requiring emergency need for movement shall be allowed to move.
  • All industries/companies which require operations at night shall be permitted to operate. Movement of employees of such organizations shall be allowed on producing valid ID card/authorization issued by their respective organisation institution.
  • Employees and vehicles of telecom and internet service providers shall be allowed movement on producing valid ID card issued by their respective organization/institution. Only essential staff employees of IT and ITeS companies/organization shall work from office. Rest will work from home.
  • Medical, emergency and essential services including pharmacies shall be fully functional and other commercial activities are prohibited.
  • There shall be no restriction in movement of all types of goods through trucks, goods' vehicles or my goods carriers, including empty vehicles. Home delivery of goods and operations of e-commerce companies are allowed.
  • Movement of trains and air travel is permitted. Movement of public transport, private vehicles and taxis to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminal/stops/stands are allowed, for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road. The movement will be allowed only on displaying valid travel documents/tickets.

Karnataka recorded 11,042 new Covid-19 cases, 194 deaths, and 15,721 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

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