Karnataka Lockdown News Today: With the continuous decline in COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today further relaxed lockdown restrictions in the state from June 21. For the next phase of the unlock, the Karnataka government has given relaxation in timings to gyms, restaurants, and resorts. Further, buses and metro services have been allowed to function at 50% capacity. Private offices can operate at 50 per cent capacity in 16 districts that have a positivity rate below 5 per cent. “All shops and hotels, clubs, restaurants allowed to operate till 5pm, lodges, resorts, gyms, private offices allowed to operate with 50% capacity in 16 districts that have less than 5% positivity,” Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced.Also Read - Telangana Lockdown News Today: Govt Lifts Lockdown From Tomorrow 20 June as 2nd Wave Shows Signs of Subsiding

Notably, the state had continued to enforce strict lockdown measures in 11 districts – Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davangere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu. However, in other 19 districts, Karnataka, last week, had announced certain relaxations which include the opening of parks and industrial units with riders, extending the duration of shops selling essential goods till 2 pm, permission for autos and taxis to ply with maximum two passengers.

Karnataka lockdown updates:  

19:51 PM: The updates to this blog have been closed for today.

19:35 PM: what’s allowed, what’s shut in Karnataka:

  • Bus and metro can ply with 50% seating capacity
  • Lodges and resorts can be open with 50% capacity
  • Gyms allowed to open with 50% strength (without AC)
  • Swimming pools, places of worship, malls, theaters, AC Shopping complex, pubs will remain shut for now

19:30 PM: Dine in permitted at hotels, clubs, restaurants without AC till 5pm with 50% seating

19:17 PM: All shops and hotels, clubs, restaurants allowed to operate till 5pm, lodges, resorts, gyms, private offices allowed to operate with 50% capacity in 16 districts that have less than 5% positivity: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

18:44 PM: Karnataka reported 5,783 new COVID-19 cases and 168 fatalities on Friday, taking the total number of infections to 27.96 lakh and the toll to 33,602.

6:00 PM: No large programme or event will be held on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on June 21 in Karnataka. Chief Minister will perform Yoga at home, we should also perform it at our homes: State Health Minister K Sudhakar

17:30 PM: CM Yediyurappa can announce COVID-19 relaxations anytime now. A meeting via video conference will be held on Saturday with Deputy Commissioners of 20 districts, the CM had said on Friday.

16:38 PM: Official sources said that government may announce relaxations in 11 districts where lockdown measures have continued, while further relaxations in terms of movement of people and opening of businesses may be announced in the remaining 19 districts from June 21.

16:15 PM: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is expected to announce further relaxations in the lockdown shortly. “After analyzing the situation the state government will take a decision on easing the curbs. We will have to relax the present restrictions, but the question is how much to be done as the situation is improving,” the Chief Minister had earlier said.

14:15 PM: “The process of a graded unlock and preparations for future requirements should go together. While considering partial relaxation for trade and service sectors, we are also focusing on preventive measures and preparations to combat an anticipated surge in cases,” K Sudhakar said.

14:00 PM: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said that the state government is preparing a comprehensive plan that will balance the lifting of current curbs with preparations for a possible third wave of the pandemic.

13:45 PM:  The Karnataka trade and industry has sought a special relief package of Rs 20,000 crore from the state government to recover and survive from the pandemic. “The trade and industry across the state incurred a Rs 75,000 crore loss due to prolonged lockdown and restrictions, imposed since April to contain the pandemic’s second wave,” Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) President Perikal Sundar said in a statement.

13:00 PM: Speaking to reporters earlier this week, CM yediyurappa had said that lockdown curbs in Karnataka will come to an end on June 21. “After analyzing the situation the state government will take a decision on easing the curbs. We will have to relax the present restrictions, but the question is how much to be done as the situation is improving,” he said.

12:37 PM: Districts like Bagalkot, Ballari, Bengaluru Urban, Bidar, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Kalaburagi, Kolar, Koppal, Raichur, Ramanagar, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Vijayapura, and Yadagir could see some more relaxations from June 21. A formal announcement is expected today.

12:34 PM: While the government had eased curbs in some districts, night curfew was in place daily from 7 pm to 5 am and a weekend curfew from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday.

09:36 AM: Further relaxations in terms of movement of people and opening of businesses may be announced in the remaining 19 districts where govt had given relaxations.

09:35 AM: Earlier last week, the government had issued fresh guidelines extending the COVID-19 induced lockdown in 11 districts, which have a high positivity rate, till June 21.

09:34 AM: A meeting via video conference will be held on Saturday with Deputy Commissioners of 20 districts, CM Yediyurappa had stated yesterday.

08:26 AM: While the positivity rate for the day stood at 4.05 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.90 per cent.

08:25 AM: Karnataka reported 5,783 new COVID-19 cases and 168 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 27.96 lakh and the toll to 33,602. The total number of active cases stood at 1,37,050.