Karanataka will impose a weekend curfew – starting this Friday – to check the spread of coronavirus cases which are yet again on a rise.
While the weekend curfew will be imposed, essential commodities and hotels will function without any interruption, the state government has said.
R Ashok, Revenue Minister, at a press briefing today, told reporters, ” Omicron is increasing five-fold… 147 new cases of the variant have been reported today. Coronavirus cases in the state are rising twice as faster compared to earlier.”
“We have brought some guidelines to contain the spread in the state. Bengaluru accounts for 85 per cent of the state’s new cases. Schools will be shut for two weeks.”
Malls, pubs, theatres, bars, and gyms will be open at 50 per cent capaicty. Only those who have taken both the vaccine doses will be allowed to enter.