COVID: Karnataka allows reopening of worship places and amusement parks from July 25

The state on Friday reported 1,705 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths, taking the tally to 28,91,699 and the toll to 36,323.

Published: 24th July 2021 01:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2021 01:19 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Karnataka Government on Saturday permitted reopening of places of worship and amusement parks from July 25 with COVID-19 guidelines.

"Temples, Mosque, Churches, Gurudwaras and other religious places are allowed to open and its related activities pertaining to these places from July 25, 2021, with strictly adhering to the COVID-19 behaviour and SOP issued by the concerned department, However, jathres, temple festivals, processions, congregations not allowed," read a state government order.

The state also permits amusements parks and similar places to re-open with COVID-19 restriction.

"Amusement Parks and similar places permitted to re-open strictly adhering to CO VID appropriate behaviour and following guidelines issued vide circular dated 12.11.2020 by the Health and Family Welfare Department, However, water sports/water-related adventure activities not allowed," it added. 

The state on Friday reported 1,705 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths, taking the tally to 28,91,699 and the toll to 36,323.

The day also saw 2,243 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,31,226.

Out of 1,705 new cases reported on Friday, 400 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 781 discharges and only three deaths, the health department said in a bulletin.

The total number of active cases in the state is 24,127.

Out of 30 deaths reported on Friday, four each were from Dakshina Kannada and Kolar, Bengaluru Urban and Mysuru had three each, Dharwad and Shivamogga (two each), followed by others.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 400, Dakshina Kannada 295, Mysuru 157, Udupi 131, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district toppee the list of positive cases, with a total of 12,24,044, followed by Mysuru 1,71,843 and Tumakuru 1,17,325.

Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban was on top with 11,99,859, followed by Mysuru 1,67,794 and Tumakuru 1,14,897.

Cumulatively, a total of 3,75,51,620 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,25,426 were on Friday alone.

(With PTI Inputs)


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