Karnataka government has announced that the ongoing Covid19 lockdown would continue in 11 districts which have high positivity rates.

However, the Karnataka government on Thursday modified some of the lockdown restrictions imposed in other districts, including Bengaluru Urban.

The modified restrictions will remain effective from June 14 to 21, announced Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa after a high-level meeting with the ministers and officials on Thursday.

The Covid19 night curfew will be imposed from 7 pm to 5 am in all the districts which have lockdown relaxations.

The weekend curfew will be effective from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday in all the districts which have lockdown relaxations, say media reports.

The ongoing Covid19 lockdown restrictions will continue till 6 am on June 21 in 11 districts.

These districts include Chickmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu.

The Karnataka chief minister said decision has been taken to relax lockdown restrictions in 20 districts on the basis of the suggestions from the Technical Advisory Committee.

Timing for opening of all shops delivering essential goods and services like food materials, medicines, milk, fruits and vegetables has been increased by four hours — from 6 am in the morning to 2 pm.

All the street vendors will be allowed to open from 6 am to 2 pm.

It has been decided to allow all the industries and manufacturing units to open with 50% employees while garment industries will be permitted to open with 30% employees.

The Karnataka chief minister said construction activities would be permitted and all shops related to construction work such as cement and steel would remain open.

Keeping in view of the benefits of the morning walkers, all the parks will be allowed to open from 5 am to 10 am, the chief minister announced.

All taxies and autorickshaws will be allowed to operate, but with only two passengers.

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