The Karnataka government has ordered a night curfew to be imposed from April 21 in the wake of the surging number of Coronavirus cases in the state.

Besides this, a weekend curfew will also be imposed from Friday 9 pm to Monday 6 am.

The restrictions will continue till May 4. According to the guidelines, the night curfew will continue from 9 pm to 6 am. 

The decision was taken after an all-party meeting convened by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to review the Covid-19 situation in the state. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19, participated in the virtual meeting from a private hospital.

What's permitted:

* Shops selling essentials, vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish

* Takeaway at standalone liquor shops/bars/outlets

* Delivery of items via E-commerce

* Banks and ATMs will operate

* Salons and beauty parlours

* Up to 50 members allowed for marriage 

* Up to 20 people allowed for funeral/cremation

* Public transportation, Metro service to operate with 50 per cent occupancy

* E-Commerce deliveries 

What's not permitted:

* Cinema halls, theatres, assembly halls

* Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions

* All religious places

* Restaurants and eateries (only parcel and takeaway services)

* Social, political, religious, cultural gatherings