The Karnataka government on Friday issued fresh guidelines to contain the COVID-19 pandemic during the festival season. The fresh guidelines will come into effect from August 7, 2021 and will remain in place until August 16, 2021.
According to the order issued by the Chief Minister, night curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am across the state and weekend curfews will be imposed in Belagavi, Bidar, Vijaypura, Kalaburagi, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru, and Chamrajnagara districts.
All the social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural-religious functions, and other gatherings and large congregation will be prohibited.
However, marriages, family functions are permitted to be continued to be conducted involving not more than 100 people strictly following COVID-19 appropriate behavior. Cremation/funerals allowed with a maximum of 20 people.
Places of worship Temples:
Mosques, Churches, Gurudwaras, and other religious places are allowed to open and related activities pertaining to the places of worship are permitted strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behavior.
However, Jathras, temple festivals, procession, and congregations are not allowed.
Weekend Curfew Guidelines:
All-State and Central Government offices and their Autonomous Bodies, Corporations, etc, dealing with an emergency, essential services, and COVID-19 containment and management duties shall be fully functional and officers/personnel of the same shall be allowed unrestricted movement.
Telecom, Internet Service providers, Companies dealing with emergencies and essential and services and requiring operations 24/7 shall be allowed movement on producing valid ID issued by the company.
Patients and their attendants/persons requiring emergency need, eligible people intending to take vaccination shall be allowed movement with minimal proof.
Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, dairy and milk booths, and animal fodder and street vendors shall be allowed to function from 5 am to 2 pm.
Standalone liquor shops and outlets, take away only, allowed from 5 am to 2 pm. Home delivery of all items shall be encouraged 24×7 to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes. Restaurants and eateries shall be allowed only for take-away and home delivery.
Train, Air travel:
Movement of trains and air travel is permitted. The movement of Public Transport, private vehicles, and taxis to and from airports, railway stations, and bus terminals/stops/stands is allowed for facilitating the movement of passengers by air, rail and road. The movement will be allowed only on displaying valid travel documents/tickets and strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behavior.