Karnataka To Withdraw Night Curfew From January 31, Bengaluru Schools, Colleges To Open

With hospitalization due to Covid now less than 2 percent and the recovery rate going up in Karnataka, night curfew will be withdrawn and schools, colleges in Bengaluru will also reopen from Monday, the state government announced on Friday.

Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh said, “From Monday, all classes will be operational in schools with the strict implementation of COVID19 appropriate behavior and protocol.”

According to revised guidelines, government offices can run at full capacity. Hotels, restaurants, clubs, pubs, and bars will also function with full capacity. However, theatres, auditoriums, and multiplexes, including Gyms and swimming pools too have been capped at 50 percent.

Religious places can open up to 50 percent capacity and marriage functions are permitted with 200 members indoors and 300 outdoors.

Metro rail and other public transport will run at their sitting capacity. 

On Friday, Karnataka witnessed 31,198 new cases, about 7,000 less than Thursday. Bengaluru has contributed to nearly 50 percent of the infections of the day with 15,199 cases.

The state on Friday also registered 50 deaths, with eight of them from Bengaluru alone. 71,092 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 33,96,093.

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