On Saturday, the Karnataka Government announced that a strict lockdown would be observed in Bengaluru Rural and Urban districts from 8 pm on July 14 (Tuesday) to 5 am on July 22 (Wednesday). In line with this, Chief Secretary Vijay Bhaskar, on Monday evening, announced the details of the lockdown. Here is the list of activities that on what would be open and closed during the lockdown period.
List of activities that will be prohibited
- No new flights or trains will be permitted to operate.
- Metro rail services.
- Taxis (including auto-rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators, except while hired for emergency and as permitted in these guidelines.
- Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions etc. However, examination already scheduled shall be permitted with strict adherence to National Directives for COVID 19 management.
- Hotels, restaurants, and hospitality services, except those meant for housing health/ police/ Government officials/ healthcare workers/stranded persons including tourists and for quarantine facilities. Hotels and restaurants shall be permitted to operate only takeaways and home deliveries
- All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, stadiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls, and similar places to remain shut.
- All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic, cultural-religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations.
- All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for the public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.
Regarding travel restrictions, guidelines have been specified that inter-district and intra-district movement can happen only in case of emergencies, and by taking the required permissions.
List of activities that would be allowed outside containment zones
- Shops including ration shops (PDS) dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder to open only from 5 am to 12 noon.
- Home delivery of essential items shall be encouraged to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes. Operations shall be subject to adhering to National Directives for COVID l9 management.
- Banks, insurance offices, and ATM.
- All hospitals nursing homes, clinics, labs, collection centers, Telemedicine facilities, dispensaries, pharmacies, chemists, Jan Aushadhi Kendras, home care providers, and all kinds of medicine shops including medical equipment shops.
- All agriculture and horticulture activities to remain fully functional.
- Delivery of essential items such as food, medicines, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through E-Commerce.
- Delivery of goods by E-Commerce companies.
Source: The Indian Express