Karnataka lockdown extended till June 7 | Says CM BS Yediyurappa | What’s allowed and what’s not
As per the revised guidelines, one can no longer use vehicles for takeaway. Home delivery services however will continue.
The BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government on May 7 extended the lockdown across the state till May 24. The lockdown was originally imposed from April 26 to May 12 and has been extended by two more weeks. As per the revised guidelines, one can no longer use vehicles for takeaway. Home delivery services however will continue. As earlier, public transportation, including RTC buses and Bangalore Metro services, will continue to remain prohibited except for emergencies, like getting vaccinated or for the movement of those employed in essential services.
Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, and animal fodder shall be allowed to function from 6 am to 10 am.
Karnataka on Thursday reported a dip in fresh infections, logging 28,869 cases, but saw a rise in deaths which touched 548. This is the fifth time that the state is reporting over 500 deaths in a day and all these have been during this month. Bengaluru reported 9,409 cases during the day and 289 deaths. Health minister K Sudhakar on Thursday said the state will resume vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group from May 22.
The state had suspended the drive for this category from May 14. There has been a sharp jump in the number of children and adolescents in Karnataka testing positive for Covid-19 in the second wave of infections. The number of children aged 0-9 years testing positive in the past two months is 143% of the total infections reported till March 18 this year, while it was 160% in the 10-19 age group. Stay with TOI for more updates from Karnataka
Only scheduled flights and trains will continue to operate during this period. Flight and train tickets shall serve as the passes for movement of persons by personal vehicles/taxis/cab aggregators/auto rickshaws to board flight and trains.
Hotels, restaurants, and hospitality services, except those meant for housing health/police/ Government officials/ healthcare workers/stranded persons including tourists, quarantine facility and Step Down Hospitals are prohibited. However, hotels, restaurants, and eateries shall be permitted to operate kitchens for takeaway/home delivery of food items only. No vehicles will be allowed to be used by persons for taking parcels/takeaway. The only movement by walk is allowed for this purpose. However, hotels, restaurants, and eateries can use vehicles for home delivery.
The movement of passenger and private vehicles has also been banned. Only patients and their attendants/persons requiring the emergency need for movement shall be allowed to move. Movement for the purpose of vaccination and testing shall be permitted with minimal proof.
The sale of vegetables and fruits through pushcarts is allowed from 6 am to 6 pm. Milk booths and Hopcom outlets are allowed from 6 are to 6 pm. Home delivery of essential items shall be encouraged 24×7 to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes.
Delivery of all items through E-Commerce and home delivery is also allowed.
Goods will be allowed to be transported from one state to another. Home delivery of items has been encouraged 24×7 to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes.