Karnataka government on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown on Sundays till August 2.
"There shall be complete lockdown on Sundays from July 5 and followed by next four Sundays till August 2," stated the government.
"However, essential activities allowed during night curfew will be permitted during Sunday lockdown too. Marriages already fixed on Sundays will be permitted as per norms," also said.
The government further ordered, "All government offices, Boards and Corporations, except those operating and maintaining essential services, shall remain closed on all Saturdays till the second week of August."
Lockdown will continue to remain in force in Containment zones.
Regarding Sunday Lockdown, it said, there shall be complete lockdown on Sundays with effect from 5th July, 2020, and followed by next 4 Sundays till 2nd August, 2020.
However, the essential activities as above permitted during Night Curfew shall be permitted during the Sunday lockdown also.
Marriages already fixed on Sundays shall be permitted as per Annexure I.Regarding government of Karnataka and related Offices, the order read, "With effect from July 10, 2020, all Government Offices/ Boards and Corporations, except those operating and maintaining essential services, shall remain closed on all Saturdays till 2nd week of August, 2020, i.e., in addition to the existing holidays on 2nd and 4th Saturdays."
Containment Zones will be demarcated by the BBMP/District authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines of Department of Health & Family Welfare with the objective of effectively breaking the chain of transmission. Those Containment Zones will be notified on the websites by the Commissioner, BBMP/ respective Deputy commissioners/concerned Departments and information will be shared with MoHFW.
In the Containment Zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for facilitating supply of essential goods and services.
In the Containment Zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required. Guidelines of MoHFW and Department of Health and Family Welfare shall be effectively implemented for the above purpose.
( With inputs from ANI )