Weekend curfew in districts bordering Kerala, Maharashtra

In the light of rising in Covid cases districts that share borders with Kerala and Maharashtra, Karnataka on Friday determined to impose a weekend curfew in 8 such districts as well as night curfew across the state.

According to guidelines, The weekend curfew will be enforced in Bidar, Belagavi, Chamarajnagar, Kalburgi, Kodagu,  Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru, and Vijayapura from 9 pm on Friday to 5 am. on Monday. Also,  in  Belagavi, Bidar, Kalaburagi, and Vijayapura abut Maharashtra, and Chamarajnagar, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, and Mysuru border Kerala.

Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits, veggies, meat, fish, liquor, dairy and milk booths and animal fodder will be allowed to function from 5 am. to 2 pm. in these 8 districts. But home delivery of all essential items, excluding liquor will be encouraged 24/7 to minimise the movement of individuals outside their homes, it said. The circular also said that places of worship - temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, and others - will be allowed to open and activities pertaining to the places of worship will be permitted with strictly adhering to Covid appropriate behavior.

Marriages and family functions are permitted to be conducted in districts that share borders with Kerala or Maharashtra bit with a capped attendance of 100 persons, and a maximum of 20 people will be allowed to attend funerals. All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, and religious functions, gatherings and large congregations will remain prohibited.

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