Karnataka Announces More Relaxations

The karnataka government sunday announced more relaxations to the curbs that were in place in the tate to mitigate the spread of the covid-19 since the second wave began months back.

The government has allowed cinema halls and theatres across the state to function from monday, july 19, while colleges have been permitted to allow students on campuses from july 26.

Cinema halls, multiplexes, theatres, auditoriums and similar places have been permitted to operate with only 50 per cent of its total seating capacity.

As per standard operating procedures (sops) issued by the health department earlier, alternate seats will be left vacant to ensure physical distancing. Further, compliance to strict covid-appropriate behaviour (cab) like ensuring wearing masks, maintaining a social distance with each other, and providing hand sanitiser and handwash facilities will also be enforced.

Colleges and institutions pertaining to the department of higher education will be permitted to reopen from july 26, an order issued by chief secretary p ravikumar on sunday mentioned.

However, only students and staff who have taken at least one dose of covid-19 vaccine will be permitted to enter and be inside the premises of the college or institution. “attendance of students will be optional,” the order clarified. All attendees have been asked to strictly adhere to cab and other guidelines issued by the concerned department.

The timings of night curfew have been further relaxed. Night curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 5 am across the state, following the existing guidelines. There will be no weekend curfew but night curfew will be enforced across all days of the week, till august 2.

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