After the Government of India had issued a fresh set of guidelines for Unlock 3.0 on July 29, the Karnataka government relaxed certain curbs despite the rising COVID-19 cases in the state.
"The following rules will come into effect on August 1 and be implemented in a phased manner. They are based on feedback received from states and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related central ministries and departments," the government said in a press release.
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Let us take a look at what will be allowed in Karnataka from August 1:
>> Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), which will list guidelines to maintain social distancing.
>> There will be no restriction On inter-state or intra-state movement. There is no separate e-permit required for interstate
>> Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing, along with other health protocols.
>> Wearing Of Masks
What is still not allowed in Karnataka?
>>Schools/colleges/ coaching institutes until August 31
>> Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls.
>>Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
On July 30, Karnataka reported 6,128 new cases and 83 deaths. The total number of cases in the state stands at 1,18,632 including 69,700 active cases and 2,230 deaths.Follow our full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.