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Karnataka Govt Eases Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions; Cinema Halls to Operate From July 19

A cyclist pedals past a graffiti depicting coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis (Photo Credit: PTI)

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Sunday (July 18) further relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown norms, allowing cinema theatres to open and reduced the duration of night curfew by one hour from July 19.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with senior ministers and officials at his residence here.

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Cinema halls would be allowed to operate with 50% occupancy after adhering to Covid-19 protocols.

Higher educational institutions like colleges and universities were given the nod to start from July 26.

On reopening colleges and universities, the government said only those who have taken at least first dose of vaccine will be allowed to attend their duties and classes.

From Monday, night curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am.

Meanwhile India on Sunday reported 41,157 new Covid-19 cases up from 38,079 reported a day earlier. The cases went up by 3078 as compared to Saturday. 518 fatalities were reported in the same period.

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42004 recoveries were reported in the same period taking the total tally to 30269796.

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Active cases in the country declined from 4,24,025 on Saturday to 422660 on Sunday.

With these additions, the total case tally has now gone up to 3,11,06,065 while the death toll now stands at 413609.


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