Following a sharp rise in the covid-19 positive cases, the Karnataka government issued revised order for night and weekend curfew ordering closure of all business establishments except essential services across the state.
In a revised order by Chief Secretary P Ravikuamr on Thursday said that the government has ordered night curfew from Monday to Friday from 2100 hrs to 0600 hrs and weekend curfew on Friday night 2100 hrs to Monday morning 0600 hrs.
Except essential services all other business activities will be closed till May 4, he said. This order came into effect immediately, asking all business persons to close down their shops.
In the revised orders only 50 persons were allowed for the marriages, 20 people for the final rites and closure of all e-commerce activities, schools, colleges, swimming pools, markets, cultural and religious activities.
As per the order, the construction work will be allowed while night shift workers will be permitted but with ID card.
Night service buses will ply as usual with ticket mandatory and no restrictions for interstate vehicles. It said restrictions will also remain in religious places and 50 per cent staff will be allowed in the government offices.
The order said that only essential services and all other shops will remain closed during this period. The police officials have been instructed to take necessary actions in this connection