Announcing additional easing of curbs, the Karnataka authorities stated on Thursday there might be no lockdowns on Sundays in the State from August 2, because it issued Unlock 3.0 SOP in line with the Centre’s norms.
In view of the rising coronavirus instances, the government had imposed a complete lockdown on Sundays beginning from July 5. Also, restrictions on the motion of people throughout the night (night curfew from 9 pm-5 am) have been eliminated during unlocking 3.0. The government has allowed the opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5.
The order stated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for this might be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka.
The lockdown will come into power from August 1 and strict enforcement of lockdown in containment zones will proceed until August 31.
Schools, faculties, academic and training establishments will stay closed until August 31. However, on-line or distance studying shall proceed to be permitted and shall be inspired.
Among the prohibited actions are metro rail providers, cinema halls, swimming swimming pools, leisure parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, meeting halls and related locations. Also, social, political, sports activities, leisure, tutorial, cultural, non secular features and different large congregations are to be prohibited until August 31.
All actions, besides these, shall be permitted outside the containment zones, the order stated.
In Karnataka the COVID -19 positive cases spiking every day with 6128 new cases reported in the State yesterday, taking the tally to 1,18,632. In a single day, 3,973 people recovered and discharged from various hospitals in the State taking the total discharges to 46,694. 83 COVID deaths were reported across the state and the total deaths increased to 2,230. 69,700 COVID active cases were taking treatment in various hospitals across the State among them 620 patients are in ICU.
Total recoveries from COVID-19 in the country today inched closer to touch the one million mark. A total of 9,88029 people have recovered in the country so far and 35286 recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery rate improved to 64.51 per cent in the country. The case fatality rate has declined to 2.23 per cent.
The Health Ministry said, 48513 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the country in one day taking the total number of cases to 15,31,669. Presently, the total number of active cases in the country is 509447. In a single day, 768 deaths were reported taking the toll to 34193.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research said that Delhi stands at the top position with an 88.83 per cent recovery rate.
Ladakh, Haryana, Assam and Telangana are other top performing States and Union Territories wherein the recovery rate is above 73 per cent. Nearly, 16 States and Union Territories have better recovery rates than the national average of 64.51 per cent. A maximum number of people have recovered in Maharashtra followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.
In terms of fatality rate, there are 29 States and Union Territories which have lower fatality rates than the national average.
In the total active cases, around 70 per cent caseloads are from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.