After nearly three months, the state government on Saturday announced unlock 3.0 by lifting weekend curfew and allowing all commercial activities to resume across the state from July 5.
It also extended the business hours of shops and establishments by 4 hours and are now allowed to function till 9 PM, allowing the reopening of restaurants and bars.
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa chaired a high-level meeting with ministers and senior officials and said night curfew would continue to be imposed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. till July 19. The weekend curfew has been done away with.
- All shops, commercial establishments, industries, government and private offices can be open till 9 pm with 100% staff strength.
- Public transport, autos can ply with 100% occupancy.
- Temples and other religious centres can be open to the public but no offerings (or sevas) are allowed.
- Bars and restaurants got the green signal to open till 9 pm and serve liquor.
- A total of 50-100 people are allowed to attend a wedding now. For the last rites in funerals, 5-20 people are allowed.
- Government offices are permitted to reopen at full working strength.
- Sports complexes are to remain open only for practice.
- All industries/companies, which require operations at night, would be permitted to operate.
What will remain shut?
- All educational institutions, and Cinema halls remain shut until further orders.
- All Social, political, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and gatherings and large congregations are prohibited.
The Chief Minister said deputy commissioners based on their assessment of the situation and after consultation with the district-in-charge ministers, are permitted to impose additional containment measures.
The guidelines issued by Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar said the BBMP and district and local authorities should take all necessary measures to promote COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. Authorities have been told to strictly enforce wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and maintaining social distance. Non-wearing of masks attract a fine of ₹250 in urban areas and ₹100 in rural areas.