COVID-19: Karnataka govt relaxes lockdown restrictions in 16 districts including Bengaluru
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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Saturday further relaxed the lockdown restrictions from Monday in 16 districts including Bengaluru Urban where the positivity rate was less than 5% while continuing lockdown restrictions in 13 districts.

The 16 districts where lockdown has been further relaxed are Bengaluru Urban, Uttara Kannada, Belgaum, Mandya, Koppal, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur, Kolar, Gadag, Raichur, Bagalkot, Kalaburagi, Haveri, Ramanagara, Yadgir, Bidar.

The highlight of the relaxations is that outdoor film shooting, sports (without spectators) are allowed, buses and metro allowed to operate at 50% capacity and lodges, resorts, gyms allowed to operate at 50% capacity.

In the 13 districts, with a test positivity rate between 5-10 %, the lockdown restrictions issued on June 11 order will apply and will continue till July 5.

Educational institutes, religious places, shopping malls, theatres, pubs, amusement parks etc would remain closed, as per the directive issued by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Meanwhile, Karnataka recorded 5815 new Covid cases Saturday and 161 deaths. The Test Positivity Rate has dipped to 3.38%. Bengaluru Urban had 1263 new cases and 23 Covid-related deaths.

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