Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday evening announced that the COVID lockdown in 11 districts of the state will be extended while the unlock process will begin in other districts between June 14-21.
Speaking to reporters at his residence office ‘Krishna’ the Chief Minister added that the lockdown will be extended in 11 districts wherein the number of cases is still high. The 11 districts include Dakshina Kannada, Hasan, Chikkamagaluru, Shimoga, Davangere, Mysuru, Chamrajnagar, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi, and Kodagu districts.
The CM said certain restrictions will be lifted in other districts where the lockdown will not be extended while the 11 districts where it will be extended will have stricter measures implemented to curb the number of cases of the virus.
In the remaining districts where the unlocking process starts, private organizations will be allowed to work with 50% workforce. The government offices will be allowed to work with a 30% workforce.
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Essential shops will be allowed to remain open till 2 pm in the afternoon. The public will be allowed to visit parks between 5 am to 10 am while roadside vendors will be allowed to remain open between 6 am to 2 pm. Two people will be allowed to travel on Autos and taxis.