Lock down Closure order: What is open and what is closed?



Lockdown Closure order details dated 22/03/2020


Government of Karnataka

No. DD/SSU/COVID-19/17/19-20

Office of the Director, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare Services, Ananda Rao Circle, Bangalore, Dated: 22/03/2020

ORDER Read : Order Covid-19 dated: 13.03.2020, revised order dated: 20.03.2020 and addendum order dated: 21.03.2020 bearing the same number.

What is Closed?

1. It is imperative to adopt strict social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 which is playing havoc across the world including India. Karnataka has witnessed more than 20 Covid-19 positive cases and 1 death. Most of the positive cases are from Bangalore Urban & Bangalore Rural, Kalaburagi, Chikkaballapur districts and one case each has been reported from Mysuru, Madikeri, Dharwad and Mangaluru districts.

2. Whereas, Government of Karnataka in exercise of the powers conferred under Sec.2,3 & 4 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (Central Act 3 of 1897 & Mysuru Act II of 1897) under Sec.16 of the Hyderabad Infectious Disease Act, 1950 (Hyderabad Act XII of 1950) has framed The Karnataka Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations 2020.

3. Whereas, now under Regulation II of aforesaid regulation it has been decided that the following restrictions shall be imposed in the territorial jurisdiction of the revenue districts of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kalaburagi, Chikkaballapur, Mysuru, Madikeri, Dharwad, Mangaluru and Belagavi from 00.00 hrs of 23.03.2020 to 00.00 hrs of 01.04.2020.

a) All shops, commercial establishments, workshops, godowns dealing with non-essential services shall close their operations subject to the exceptions mentioned below.

b) All labour intensive industries shall work at 50% of their strength on rotation basis ensuring that social distancing measures are strictly adhered to. They are advised not to remove any worker on this account and advised to sanction paid leave on these days to the remaining workers.

c) All Information Technology & Bio-Technology units will ensure work from home except where it is not feasible to do so and in respect of the units and staff dealing with critical and essential services.

d) All air-conditioned bus services of Road Transport Corporation and private operators shall be stopped.

e) All Inter-State and inter-district services shall not be operated from these districts.

What is Open?
4. However, the following services providing essential services shall be excluded from the operation of the above restrictions.

a) Food, ration shops, milk, vegetables, groceries, meat, fish, fruit markets and shops.

b) Transport of all goods.

c) Police and Fire services

d)Govt offices

e) Electricity, Water Supplies

f) Bank/ATM/Telecom

g)Home delivery of food, pharmacy

h)Take away from restaurants

I) Agriculture, horticulture-related markets

j) Canteen services provided by govt and local bodies




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