Keeping the massive spike in COVID-19 cases in mind, the BS Yediyurappa government in Karnataka has imposed a night curfew in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumkuru, Udupi and Manipal between 10 pm – 5 am from April 10 to 20.
The Chief Minister said that all essential services will e exempted from the night curfew.
The Karnataka government on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of CrPC in Bengaluru city limits from Thursday (April 8) onwards. The state government also prohibited the operation of amenities such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, party halls in apartment/residential complexes in the limits of Bengaluru city.
“Prohibit operation of amenities like Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Party Halls, etc in apartment/residential complexes in limits of Bengaluru City,” the order from the Karnataka government said.
“Rallies and demonstrations for any purpose by any group are prohibited across the city till April 20 to strictly comply with the Covid appropriate behaviour,” city police commissioner Kamal Pant had said in the order.
“Public functions and group prayers or any type of celebration in places of worship are also banned till April 20 to check the infection,” said Pant.
As per the notification by the state chief secretary on Sunday, gyms and swimming pools will be allowed to function with only up to 50 per cent of their capacity at a time to ensure physical distancing and prevent crowding.