Karnataka government issues revised guidelines for Unlock 1.0 — religious places, temples, hotels to open from June 8

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  • In the containment zones, lockdown shall continue to remain in force till June 30, the order said adding that only the essential activities will be allowed there.
  • In the first phase, religious places and places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and shopping malls will be allowed to function from June 8.
  • However, metro services, international air travel, gyms, movie theatres will remain shut.
  • The district and municipal authorities will identify the buffer zones outside the containment zones soon.
The Karnataka government extended the coronavirus lockdown till June 30 and announced revised guidelines outside containment. According to the government, prohibited activities outside containment zones will open in a phased manner.

In the containment zones, lockdown shall continue to remain in force till June 30, the order said adding that only the essential activities will be allowed there. The district and municipal authorities have to identify the buffer zones outside the containment zones.

The government urged those above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.

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  • In the first phase, religious places and places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and shopping malls will be allowed to function from June 8.
  • There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intrastate movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/approvals/e-permit will be required for such movement.
  • Separate guidelines will be issued for people coming back to Karnataka from other states.
  • The decision to open schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions will be taken in July after consulting with the stakeholders.
  • The government will take a call on resuming international air travel of passengers, metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places based on the assessment of the situation.
  • The night curfew hours have been relaxed further. Instead of 7 pm to 7 am, the night curfew will be effective from 9 pm to 5 am throughout the state except for essential activities.
In keeping with the directives of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar issued an order, which will immediately come into effect and "will be in force up to June 30, 2020."

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