Businesses in Karnataka can open till 5 pm from Monday

Govt buses, Metro allowed to run with 50% seating

Published: 20th June 2021 05:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2021 05:44 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday announced further relaxation in Covid restrictions that will come into effect from Monday in 16 districts, which have a case positivity rate of below 5 per cent.

Bengaluru Urban, Mandya, Belagavi and Kalaburagi are among the districts that will see relaxed norms. Here, shops and offices can open till 5 pm, but with 50 per cent staff. Hotels, clubs and restaurants can have 50 per cent customers and should shut by 5 pm.

They cannot serve liquor or switch on the AC. Government-run buses and Metro can run with 50 per cent seating capacity. Sports events can be held without an audience. 


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