Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced on Monday some measures on easing lockdown restrictions significantly.
Public transport services outside COVID-19 containment zones will start operations from Tuesday. Only 30 people should travel in one bus so as to ensure social distancing.
Auto rickshaws, taxis and maxi cabs (six-passenger vehicles) will also be allowed to operate. “Auto rickshaws and taxis will have a driver and two passengers. Maxi cabs will have a driver and three passengers.
All parks in the state will be open from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm.
All shops including salons can open
Gyms, malls, and theatres to remain shut.
All relaxation will cease to exist every Sunday. Every Sunday will be a complete lockdown. There will be no shops and the movement of people. The existing curfew from 7 pm to 7 am will continue.
All kinds of roadside vendors and hawkers are also allowed to start their businesses.
The CM also assured that these new guidelines will not be applicable to containment zones. But he promised that the lockdown in such zones will be relaxed in phases depending upon the situation.