Bengaluru: Karnataka has introduced a sequence of recent measures for lockdown four:zero, which got here into impact from Monday and shall be in place until Might 31 in a bid to include the unfold of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) outbreak.
The relief in lockdown measures got here on a day when the state noticed the most important single-day rise in Covid-19 constructive circumstances at 99, taking the full depend to 1,246, together with 37 deaths. Whereas 530 sufferers have recovered up to now.
“Almost 70 of the 99 new circumstances have been recorded amongst folks, who’ve had a latest journey historical past to Maharashtra. The spike is a reason for concern. We’ll attempt to additional tighten the Karnataka-Maharashtra borders,” mentioned a state well being division official, requesting anonymity.
State chief minister BS Yediyurappa informed media individuals on Monday that state-run buses, non-public buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws could be allowed to function from Tuesday.
Public parks would stay open between 7am and 9am and 5pm and 7pm for folks to train and stroll, he added.
Auto rickshaws and taxis could be allowed to hold solely two passengers at a time. Maxi-cabs that play a key position in rural last-mile connectivity could be allowed to hold three passengers. All buses could be allowed to function at 50% of their capability and carry 30 passengers.
The CM promised to make good for the losses for the state-run buses for working at 50% of their capability. The general public transport shall be accessible on all days, besides Sunday, between 7am and 7pm.
Karnataka has additionally permitted all business institutions to open and function, besides malls and theatres. Earlier, all industrial institutions had been allowed to reopen and function.
Trains will run inside the state, however inter-state rail service is barred.
Not one of the opening up measures is relevant within the containment zones, which is able to proceed to adjust to strict lockdown restrictions. Solely 50 company shall be allowed to attend a marriage ceremony. Sporting of masks in public is obligatory throughout the state and anyone flouting the rule shall be penalised.
On Sundays, the state will observe a whole lockdown and solely emergency providers shall be allowed to operate.
Yediyurappa made it clear these measures are an experiment that can proceed until Might 31, and primarily based on the way it pans out the federal government is prone to resolve on the subsequent plan of action, together with re-imposing a few of the earlier restrictions, if mandatory.