Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday indicated that there will be further relaxation in Covid-induced lockdown restrictions in the state after 21 June, when the current coronavirus guidelines come to an end.
In response to a question about the next phase of unlocking in Karnataka, CM Yediyurappa said, “After analysing the situation today and tomorrow, we will look into- what is to be done, with the situation improving, and what all to be relaxed further- and we will do it.”
CM Yediyurappa is likely to take a decision in this regard, after taking into account advice by the state’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC- consisting of experts), and after consulting senior ministers and officials of his government, before the end of this week, according to a PTI report.
The government had last week issued a new set of Covid-19 guidelines that extended the lockdown measures in 11 districts, which have a high positivity rate, till 21 June, while some relaxations were announced in the rest of the state from 14 June.
It had also said that the daily coronavirus curfew will be imposed from 7 pm to 5 am and the weekend curfew will be imposed from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday, after 14 June.
The eleven districts where strict lockdown measures have continued are Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davangere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu.
Among the relaxations announced by the government in the remaining 19 districts of the state include the opening of parks and industrial units with riders, extending the duration of shops selling essential goods, permission for autos and taxis to ply with a maximum of two passengers, among others.