Bengaluru: Karnataka on Tuesday announced stringent curbs across the state closing down all shopping malls, cinema halls, religious places, bars and entertainment, while permitting only essential activities starting from 9 pm on April 21 for a period of 15 days.
The new order came within hours of an all-party meeting the government convened in the presence of governor Vajubhai Vala to review Covid-19 situation in the state
Here is the list of fresh restrictions:
Schools, colleges, educational/ training/coaching institutions etc. Online learning to continue.
-All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, yoga centers, spas, sports complexes, stadium, swimming pools, entertainment/amusement parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
Exception: Swimming pools approved by Swimming Federation of lndia to be opened for sports persons for training purpose only.
-All social/ political/ sports/entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious gathering/ other gatherings and large congregations prohibited.
Exception: Stadium and playground are allowed for organizing sports events and practicing purpose without spectators. All religious places/ places of worship closed for public.
Exception: All personnel engaged in the service of the place of worship allowed to perform rituals.
-Essential shops shall remain open between 6am to 10am on weekends.
-Restaurant and eateries permitted to operate and only take home (parcel) is allowed.
-Construction activities, civil repair activities, works pertaining to pre-monsoon preparation are permitted.
-Industries, industrial establishments, production units are permitted to operate adhering to Covid appropriate behavior. The movement off staff allowed by producing valid ID.
-Shops, including ration shops (PDS), dealing with food, groceries. fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder are permitted.
-Wholesale vegetable/fruit/flower markets shall be permitted to operate from open playgrounds strictly adhering to Covid appropriate behavior.
-Lodging hotels are permitted with services for guests only.
-Standalone liquor shops and outlets/bars and restaurants are permitted for take away only.
-All food processing and related industries are permitted to operate.
-Banks, insurance offices and ATM are permitted.
-Print and electronic media permitted.
-Delivery of all items through e-commerce permitted.
-Capital and debt market services and notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India are permitted.
-Cold storage and warehousing services permitted.
-Private security services permitted.
Barber shops/salon/beauty parlors permitted adhering to Covid protocols.
-Private companies – advised to function with minimal strength, and work from home as much as possible, only essential service staff to work from office.