The government, under mounting pressure from people’s representatives and the business community has decided to withdraw weekend curfew. however, the night restrictions (10 pm to 5 pm) will continue as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The Technical Advisory Committee stated that the cases of Kovid are increasing, but the hospitalization is not significant and therefore decided to lift the weekend curfew.
We will bring back the weekend curfew if there are hospitalizations,” Revenue Minister R Ashoka said after a review meeting of Kovid chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
The minister asked the people to be more responsible. Gyms, malls and theaters will be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.
Education Minister BC Nagesh said, “Since the positivity rate is high in Bengaluru (state capital), schools and colleges will remain closed.”
Karnataka on Thursday reported 47,754 cases of COVID-19, the highest number of cases and 29 deaths by any state.
The total number of active cases across the state now stands at 2,93,231.