Countdown Begins For Weekend Lockdown: Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not


HUBBALLI: The weekend curfew across Karnataka will begin at 9 pm on Friday, April 23 and continue till 6 am on Monday, April 26. It will be in place for the next two weeks.

Check what is allowed and what is not during the weekend lockdown:

Who can go to work?

Employees of state/central government, their autonomous bodies, Corporations involved in essential Covid-19 services can move unrestricted. Similarly, those who are part of industries and organisations requiring operations 24×7 and those deployed in essential services will be allowed to move and would have to provide valid IDs issued by their employer.

Who is permitted to step out during the weekend curfew?

Essential staff of IT/ITeS companies can work from office. Others have to work from home. Telecom/internet service provider employees are allowed movement upon providing valid ID.

What about patients?

Patients and their attendants requiring emergency medical assistance can also step out. Those eligible for vaccination can move upon showing minimal proof.

Will grocery shops, milk supplies remain open during the weekend?

Only Neighbourhood shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, milk booths, meat and fish will get a four-hour window on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 am to 10 am. Home delivery of essential items are permitted throughout the lockdown.

Will restaurant, eateries be opened?

Yes, restaurants and eateries shall be allowed only for take away and home delivery.

What if I have tickets booked during the weekend lockdown?

Yes, movement of long distance bus services, trains, and air travel are permitted. Also, public transport, private vehicles, and taxis to and from airports, railway stations, and bus terminals/stops/stands is allowed for facilitating movement of passengers.

Are marriages and funerals allowed?

Yes, strictly adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behavior with a maximum capacity of 50 people for weddings and 20 at funerals and crematoriums, respectively.

What about cinema halls, malls, gyms and swimming pools?

All cinema halls, theatres, shopping malls, sports complexes, stadia/playground, swimming pools amusement parks, gyms/yoga centres, spas, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain shut.

Will temples, churches, mosques and other religious places be open?

Only personnel involved in the service of the places of worship can perform their duties. All places of worship shall be closed for public.

Can construction activities be undertaken?

No, construction work will not be allowed during the weekend lockdown.

We request our readers to exercise utmost caution and step out only if necessary. Stay safe!

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