Karnataka announces further relaxations: All you need to know | India News

NEW DELHI: The Karnataka government on Sunday further relaxed the Covid curbs and allowed the cinema theatres to open.
The state government has also reduced the duration of the night curfew by one hour from July 19.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister B S Yediyurappa with senior ministers and officials at his residence in Bengaluru.
Here’s all you need to know:
*Movie theatres would be allowed to operate with 50 per cent occupancy after adhering to Covid-19 protocols.
*Higher educational institutions like colleges and universities were also given the nod to start from July 26.
*Only those who have taken at least one dose of vaccine will be allowed to attend their duties and classes.
*Earlier, the night curfew was in force from 9pm to 5pm. Now the night curfew will remain from 10pm to 5pm.
*The government had imposed restrictions since April 27 and it was made stringent from May 10 as the Covid-19 daily tally exceeded 50,000 cases on May 5, while active cases were over six lakh on May 15.
*The government relaxed the norms after the Covid cases came down substantially.
* The state reported 1,869 fresh infections, 42 deaths and 30,082 active cases on Saturday.

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