K'taka Lifts Weekend Curfew; Malls, Places of Worship to Reopen | What's Open & Closed

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Karnataka Chief Minister on Saturday announced further relaxation of Covid-19-related restrictions allowing certain activities, including re-opening of religious places and conducting of weddings.

Here are some key highlights of the announcement:

• Night curfew would continue to be in force from 9 PM to 5 AM, however the government lifted the weekend curfew.

• All offices, industries are allowed with 100 per cent capacity.

• Weddings and family functions are permitted with the presence of not more than 100 people.

• Theatres, cinemas and pubs would remain closed while swimming pools would be opened only for competitive training purposes.

• Sports complexes and stadia shall be opened only for the purpose of practice.

• Social, political, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other gatherings and large congregations have been prohibited.

• Weddings and family functions are permitted with the presence of not more than 100 people.

• Cremation and funerals would be allowed with a maximum of 20 people while public transport is allowed to operate up to its seating capacity.

• Places of worship are allowed to open only for ‘darshan’ not for ‘sevas.’

• Metros and public transports are allowed to resume services with 100 per seating capacity.

• Educational institutions, tutorials and colleges would remain shut until further orders.

• Shops, restaurants, malls, and private offices have to enforce COVID-appropriate behaviour failing which action will be initiated under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

• District Magistrates are authorised to take the decision according to the situation.

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