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Karnataka Imposes Weekend Curfew, Shuts Schools: What're the New Rules?

The government also imposed a night curfew from 10 am on Wednesday, 5 January, till 5 am on Wednesday, 19 January.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The number of patients in Karnataka are getting doubled in less than 3 days with a total of 2,053 cases as on Wednesday, 4 January.</p></div>
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The Karnataka government on Tuesday, 4 January, announced weekend curfew effective this weekend, from 10 pm on Friday, 7 January, till 5 am on Monday, 10 January, across the State.

The order issued by the government said that the number of patients in the State are getting doubled in less than 3 days with a total of 2,053 cases as on Wednesday, 4 January. The government has advised strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols and has urged citizens to ensure social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.

A slew of other restrictions were also announced by the government, including the shut-in of schools for the next two weeks.

What's allowed? Here's all you need to know about the new rules.

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What are the night curfew timings?

Night curfew will come into effect from 10 am on Wednesday, 5 January, till 5 am on Wednesday, 19 January.

Can private offices function during weekend curfew?

No. All offices will function 5 days a week during this period.

What are the restrictions on restaurants and multiplexes?

  • All restaurants and bars will function with 50 percent capacity

  • Entry will be allowed only to fully-vaccinated people

  • All cinema halls, multiplexes, theatres to also operate with 50 percent seating capacity

How many people are allowed at weddings?

As per the new guideline, marriage functions are permitted to be conducted with not more 200 people in open spaces and 100 people in closed places strictly adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.

Is there any inter-state travel rules?

No. But the order stated, “There shall be intensive surveillance at the border of Kerala and Maharashtra as per the prevailing circular/guidelines issued by Department of Health and family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka. The same guidelines are extended to State of Goa. The checks are on all modes of transports that is air, train and road.”

Are rallies allowed?

All rallies and protests in Karnataka are also prohibited during this period, as per the COVID-19 order.

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