The Karnataka government has announced fresh restrictions across the state amid a massive spike in the number of cases. According to the government notification, protest marches have been banned in the state till further orders. Classes 6 to 9 have also been suspended to contain the spread of the virus. However, the government is not planning to impose the lockdown in the state.
People of the state have been asked to follow the strict restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
New restrictions announced by the Karnataka government to contain COVID spread:
The number of persons in public transport shall not exceed the seating capacityThe practice of work from home shall be followed in offices and workplace as far as possibleMaximum 50% seating capacity in cinema hallsNo gatherings allowed at places of worshipGyms, swimming pools will remain closedBoarding schools and residential hostels shall be closed, except for the students of classes 10, 11. 12 and for students of higher and professional courses appearing in Board/University examination and Health Sciences.
According to the Karnataka health bulletin, 4,991 new cases were registered on Thursday, taking the state’s Covid tally to 10,06,229 and active cases to 34,219.
As the epicentre of the pandemic and accounting for more than 50 per cent of the state’s cases, Bengaluru reported 3,509 fresh cases in a day, taking its Covid tally to 4,41,242, including 24,600 active cases.
Of the 269 patients in ICUs across the state, 130 are in Bengaluru hospitals, followed by 32 in Kalaburagi, 14 in Bidar, 12 in Mandya and 11 each in Hassan and Mysuru.
Positivity rate for the state rose to 4.19 per cent though the case fatality rate dropped to 0.12 per cent on Thursday.
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