Shops, Barbers, Parks can open
No relief for containment zones
Total shutdown on Sundays till May 31
Taking a cue from the eased guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Karnataka government has allowed all government and private bus operators as well as autorickshaws and cabs/taxis to resume operations in the state from Tuesday.
In cabs/taxis, a driver and two passengers can travel, whereas in maxi cabs a driver and three passengers are allowed.
Except in containment zones, BMTC and KSRTC buses will operate from Tuesday. Only 30 passengers are allowed in each bus, while wearing masks is compulsory and those without masks will be penalised. Inter-district trains are allowed, but metro rail will stay shut.
Making these announcements at a presser in Monday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa confirmed that there would be no quarantine for people travelling within the state, but quarantine would be mandatory for those coming from other states. Deputy Commissioners and district in-charge ministers would be responsible for enforcing the latter, Yediyurappa said.
The new guidelines for lockdown 4.0 in Karnataka come after the CM’s meeting with senior officials on Monday morning, and will prevail till May 31.
Yediyurappa said, “We have formed the new set of guidelines for the state as per the MHA guidelines. This will be continue till May 31. All containment zones will be given more security. If persons are found doing things against the law, they will be charged with criminal offences.”
The existing strict measures in containment zones will continue.
In other than containment zones, salons and barber shops can open, and parks will be from 7 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm for the benefit of walkers and joggers.
While most shops are allowed to open with strict safety measures, malls, cinema halls, gyms and hotels will remain shut.
However, all Sundays till May 31 will see a total lockdown across Karnataka.
There will be a greater focus on the healthcare and treatment of pregnant women.
The CM said the guidelines would stay in force till May 31, and further revisions would be announced thereafter.