Bengaluru, Sep 9: In a major relief for the people, the government of Karnataka today issued a fresh order to end the weekend curfew imposed on Dakshina Kannada and other districts that share borders with other states.
This decision has been taken as the positivity rate is decreasing in the state. The positivity rate in the state is 0.73% at present.
In districts where curfew imposed, the positivity rate is below 2%. Thus, the weekend curfew has been removed.
If the cases increases, the deputy commissioners of concerned districts can impose the weekend curfew.
It may be recalled, weekend curfew was placed in districts bordering Kerala namely Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru, and Chamarajanagar, and districts Belagavi, Vijayapura, Bidar, and Kalaburagi bordering Maharashtra earlier in August due to high covid cases.
Meanwhile Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra K V clarified that night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am will continue in the district.