According to the reports, the Karnataka government has allowed shops to operate that deal with essential goods and services from 6 am to 2 pm during the weekend curfew. This weekend curfew will kick start from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday, in Bangalore and 19 other districts in the state.
The weekend curfew
The state government has also announced more relief in the Covid-19 restrictions from June 21. However, the weekend curfew will be in place to control the spread of infection by preventing the movement of people except for essential and emergency activities.
Meanwhile, shops selling food items such as groceries, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy products and milk booths would be open on Saturday and Sunday. Also, street vendors are allowed to function from 6 am to 2 pm.
Also, liquor shops and outlets that provide takeaway services are allowed from 6 am to 2 pm during the weekend curfew.
The home delivery of all items is permitted to operate 24×7 to reduce the movement of individuals outside their homes. Which also means, that restaurant and other eateries can continue only for take away and home delivery.
In the meantime, the movement of buses, trains and air travel is permitted. Movement of public transport, private vehicles and taxis to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminals/stops/stands are allowed for helping the movement of passengers by air, rail and road. But make sure to carry your travel documents or tickets before stepping out.
With this, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) said it will operate only 30 per cent of bus services in the city adhering to the weekend curfew.
“Out of 4,000 bus services, only 1,200 buses will be operated on 26 and 27 June,” BMTC added in the statement.
Marriages previously programmed are allowed to be conducted at their respective homes only with close family relatives up to 40 people and strictly following the Covid-19 protocols. Also, funerals are allowed with a maximum of 5 people, the government guidelines said.
The patients and their caretakers, persons requiring emergency requirement, eligible people intending to take vaccination are allowed to travel with adequate proof.