Karnataka preparing to lift night curfew, reopen educational institutionstext_fields
Bengaluru: With hospitalisation due to Covid now less than 2 per cent and the recovery rate going up, the Karnataka government on Saturday announced that night curfew will be withdrawn in the state from Monday and schools and colleges in Bengaluru will reopen as well.
As per Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh, from Monday, all classes will be operational in schools with the strict implementation of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and protocol.
As part of revised guidelines, government offices will run at full capacity. Hotels, restaurants, clubs, pubs and bars have also been allowed to function with full capacity, though theatres, auditoriums and multiplexes have been capped at 50 per cent.
Gyms and swimming pools too can operate with 50 per cent capacity.
The Metro rail and other public transport will run at their sitting capacity.
Marriage functions are permitted with 200 members indoors and 300 outdoors, and religious places can open to 50 per cent capacity.
Karnataka on Friday saw 31,198 new cases, about 7,000 less than Thursday. Bengaluru contributed about 50 per cent of the infections of the day with 15,199 cases.
The state also registered 50 deaths on Friday, with eight of them from Bengaluru. 71,092 were also discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 33,96,093.