Karnataka Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Allows Cinema Theaters To Operate

Karnataka Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Allows Cinema Theaters To Operate

Karnataka Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Allows Cinema Theaters To Operate

Coronavirus: Karnataka additional relaxed the COVID-19 associated lockdown norms. (File)

Bengaluru:

The Karnataka authorities on Sunday additional relaxed the COVID-19 associated lockdown norms, permitting cinema theaters to open and decreased the length of evening curfew by one hour from July 19.

Higher instructional establishments like faculties and universities had been additionally given the nod to begin from July 26.

A call to this impact was taken at a gathering chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa with senior ministers and officers at his residence right here. An official assertion mentioned cinema theaters can be allowed to function with 50 % occupancy after adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

On reopening faculties and universities, the federal government mentioned solely those that have taken no less than one dose of vaccine shall be allowed to attend their duties and lessons.

The authorities had imposed restrictions since April 27 and it was made stringent from May 10 because the COVID-19 every day tally exceeded 50,000 instances on May 5, whereas lively instances had been over six lakh on May 15.

The norms had been relaxed from June 14, eased additional on June 21 and once more on July 5. Night curfew, which was from 7 PM to five PM was additional relaxed by two hours from July 5 and was in drive from 9 PM to five AM. From Monday, it will likely be in drive from 10 PM to five AM. The authorities relaxed the norms after the Covid instances got here down considerably. The state reported 1,869 recent infections, 42 deaths and 30,082 lively instances on Saturday.

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