In an attempt to rein in the COVID-19 outbreak, the Karnataka government on Monday announced a 14-day ‘close-down’, starting at 9 pm on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. 

During these 14 days, only the services which fall under the emergency
and essential activities will be allowed. The weekend lockdown
will also follow the same set of guidelines and will take effect from Friday
night till Monday morning.

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Here is the list of dos and don’ts during the lockdown:

Are the government employees included in the essential services?

The government employees who fall under the essential services category are allowed to move, but will have to carry a valid identification card all the times.

Who is allowed to go out during the weekend lockdown?

According to the state government guidelines, only telecom and internet service provider employees are allowed to venture out upon providing valid ID and the people who are going out for vaccination can move with minimal ID proof.

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Also, the government made it clear that all the patients, who need medical attention, and their helpers are allowed to step out for medical assistance.

What are the timings for stores to open?

The government has allowed grocery stores and milk suppliers to open up shops from 6 am to 10 am during the weekend lockdown, but online delivery of essential items will be permitted throughout the lockdown.

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Karnataka has recorded 1,415,195 COVID-19 cases, with 2,334
active cases, and 8,512 deaths, since the pandemic began.