Karnataka unlock guidelines: All shops in Dakshina Kannada to remain open till 2pm from Wednesday | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: All shops in Dakshina Kannada district will be allowed to open between 6am and 1pm from Wednesday.
Karnataka principal secretary to revenue N Manjunatha Prasad stated in an order that all shops, except those with air-conditioning, will be allowed to function in Dakshina Kannada district between 6am and 1pm until July 5.
District minister Kota Shrinivas Poojari said chief minister B S Yediyurappa has agreed to allow all shops in Dakshina Kannada to open till 1pm, though the daily positivity rate of Covid-19 is still above 5% in the district. At present, shops selling essential goods, groceries and food are allowed to open between 7am and 1pm in the district. However, from Wednesday all shops will be allowed to open from 6am to 1pm, Poojari said.
“People in Dakshina Kannada have faced a lot of inconvenience due to the lockdown. Textile shops, xerox shops and owners of various categories of businesses have expressed their grievances that they have been facing difficulties as their shops are closed. Meanwhile, all MLAs and MP of our district have also requested that the lockdown should be relaxed.
Hence, I held a discussion with chief minister B S Yediyurappa, who insisted us on reducing the positivity of Covid-19 in Dakshina Kannada. Meanwhile, to ensure people are not suffering more, the chief minister has agreed to relax the lockdown and accordingly, all shops will be allowed to open till 1pm from Wednesday, Poojari said.
The chief minister has issued directions in this regard to the chief secretary, he said. “In this backdrop, I request people not to let their guards down as the district is still in a critical situation. Hence, do not come out of the houses unnecessarily and follow all guidelines related to Covid-19 by strictly adhering to covid appropriate behaviour. Similarly, avoid all types of gatherings. This unlock relaxation has been allowed only to help people who are in distress,” he said.
“Let us fight Covid-19 unitedly by not violating rules,” he added.

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