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Karnataka to open cinema halls from Oct 1 and pubs from Oct 3

HealthKarnataka to open cinema halls from Oct 1 and pubs from Oct 3

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai allows cinema halls to reopen from Oct 1st and pubs to operate from Oct 3 and resume school as well.

The Besavaraj Bommai government announced that classes 6 to 12 will resume for 5 days a week with full strength in districts with a positivity rate of less than 1%.

This was after reviewing the coronavirus situation in the state wherein the Karnataka government on Friday ease up the lockdown norms and allowed the cinema halls to reopen from October 1.

The government set up fresh guidelines instructing that auditoriums will operate with 100% capacity from October 1 while adhering to COVID norms and taking a minimum of one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The state government, however, said that the night curfew will continue to be imposed in the state from 10 PM to 5 AM from September 25.

The state government also stated that the strict surveillance at border posts in districts adjoining Kerala and Maharashtra will continue. The move was implemented as Kerala has been recording the highest number of cases compared to other states.

Guidelines:

Classes from 6 to 12 are to operate for five days a week with full strength in districts having a positivity rate of less than 1 percent.
Sanitization must be done on Saturdays and Sundays in such schools.
In the districts that have a greater than 1 percent test positivity rate, the existing arrangement will continue.
Night curfew will continue to be imposed with revised timing from 10 pm to 5 am in the state.
Pubs to operate strictly adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behavior from October 3.
Pregnant women are not allowed in public places.
Cinema halls, multiplexes, theatres, rangamandiras, auditoriums, and similar places are permitted to operate with 100 percent of its seating capacity.
Hand sanitizer at entry and at strategic places should be provided by the organizers.

COVID-19 Caseload:

Karnataka on Friday recorded 789 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,71,833 and the total death toll to 37,706. The day also saw 1,050 discharges, pushing the total number of recoveries to 29,20,792.

Bengaluru city recorded 285 new cases, as the city saw 273 discharges and 8 deaths. The total number of active cases in the state is 13,306.

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