Karnataka To Open Schools, Withdraw Night Curfew

Karnataka Government has decided to withdraw night curfew from Monday in light of falling number of Covid cases in the state. The government has also decided to reopen school and colleges from Monday. The decision was taken after a meeting to review Covid situation, it was chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Education Minister BC Nagesh said, “From Monday, all classes will be operational in schools with the strict implementation of COVID19 appropriate behaviour and protocol.”

As part of revised guidelines, government offices will run at full capacity, instead of 50 per cent. Hotels, restaurants, clubs, pubs and bars have also been allowed to function with full capacity – they were till now working at 50 per cent capacity.

50 per cent capacity would however continue on theatres, auditoriums and multiplexes. Gyms and swimming pools too can operate with 50 per cent capacity.

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The Metro rail and other public transport will run at their sitting capacity. 

Weddings will have a permit of 200 guests in indoors and 300 for outdoors. All the religious places will be opened with a 50% capacity. Permission has not been given for social, religious and political rallies, dharnas, conventions and protests.

A decision has also been taken to reserve 25 per cent of beds in private hospitals for Covid patients and instructions have been issued to ensure proper treatment for non-Covid patients, the guidelines said.

A strict vigilance at borders with Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa will continue.

On Friday, Karnataka reported 31,198 fresh cases of Covid and 50 deaths were registered. 71,092 patients were discharged from the hospitals and number of recoveries were 33,96,093.

People are instructed to continue using masks and practice social distancing and follow guidelines. The state health officials have said that situation is under control. If the cases will rise again night curfew will be imposed; hospitals are prepared to handle the situation in Karnataka.

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