Bengaluru eases lockdown restrictions from 14 June: Here is what’s allowed, what’s not


Covid-19 lockdown restrictions will probably be eased in Bengaluru from June 14 because the coronavirus state of affairs continues to enhance within the metropolis, the Karnataka authorities introduced on Thursday.

Karnataka Well being Minister Okay Sudhakar stated immediately, based mostly on positivity price, districts which have greater than 15% of positivity price (about 11 districts ) we have continued with the prevailing lockdown pointers. Within the remaining districts together with Bengaluru metropolis we have relaxed the rules.

As per the brand new directives issued on Thursday, retailers promoting important articles can be allowed to remain open until 2 pm, building actions will probably be permitted, industries will probably be allowed to function with 50% attendance.

Here’s what is allowed and what’s not

  • Retailers promoting important items have been permitted to function until 2 PM by extending their length from 10 AM earlier
  • Parks will probably be opened from 5 AM to 10 AM for walkers
  • Avenue distributors can do their enterprise from 6 AM to 2 PM
  • Auto and taxis are allowed to ply with most two passengers
  • Lodges and eating places will proceed to do parcel service and bars will probably be open for takeaways until 2 PM
  • All industries have been permitted to function with 50 per cent employees energy, however garment industries can function with 30 per cent employees energy.
  • All building actions will probably be permitted, and retailers wanted for building actions like cement, metal amongst others have additionally been allowed to open
  • mportant departments of the federal government can function with 50 per cent employees

The night time curfew goes to be continued. Equally, weekend curfew which begins from Friday 7 pm until Monday 5 am will proceed until June 21.

Bengaluru City on Thursday reported 2,191 new COVID circumstances, 4846 discharges and 47 deaths.

Full lockdown to proceed in some districts

The state well being minister additional talked about that the whole lockdown will proceed in 11 districts until June 21.

He additional added, Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu are in full lockdown until June 21. From June 14, these 11 districts could have some leisure like opening of important retailers.

Earlier immediately, the chief minister’s workplace stated, the circumstances have come down as a result of stringent measures adopted by the state authorities throughout lockdown however they aren’t reducing in these eight districts as anticipated. The chief minister expressed his anxiousness over the rise in circumstances in rural areas.

The Karnataka authorities had initially introduced 14 days ‘close-down’ from April 27, however subsequently imposed a whole lockdown from Might 10 to Might 24, because the COVID circumstances continued to spike.

Over 10,000 COVID mattress vacant within the metropolis

In the meantime, on Thursday Bengaluru’s civic physique stated that over 10,000 COVID beds are at present unoccupied within the metropolis and it desires to return a few of them to the non-public hospitals. Additional, the civic physique stated the momentary crematorium services are additionally being decommissioned because the fatality price has additionally come down considerably.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta stated on Thursday, “We took practically 13,000 beds however their utilization was restricted resulting from a pointy discount in circumstances with over 10,000 vacant beds. We determined to let go of some beds.” These beds can be returned to personal hospitals.

We had arrange momentary services (crematoriums) to cater to the state of affairs then, now deaths are in cheap numbers, so they’re being decommissioned. We’re going forward with common crematoriums as variety of deaths is 40-50 daily, he added.

(With inputs from companies)

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