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Karnataka likely to lift night curfew and allow opening of pubs from July 19

As the test positivity rate for Covid infection has fallen below 5%, the Karnataka government is said to have planned to ease restrictions and allow pubs to open and lift the night curfew from next week.

Karnataka likely to lift night curfew and allow opening of pubs from July 19-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 14, 2021, 6:06 PM IST

As the Covid task force's favourable report of drop-in Test Positivity Rate (TPR) going below 5%, the Karnataka government which was waiting for 4th level of ease of restrictions, may allow opening of pubs and lift night curfew.

With the report, the government can now afford to breathe a sigh of relief as not just in Bengaluru but in all 31 districts, the TPR has come down to below 5%.

However, as per the chairman of the Covid-19 technical advisory committee (TAC), Dr MK Sudarshan, the committee will observe for a few more days and then make a recommendation to the government in deciding the future course of action.

Earlier, the government announced the unlocking of the lockdown stage-wise and allowed public transport and other activities barring opening of schools and theatres. It also clamped night curfew thus barring permission to open pubs. With the latest report from the advisory committee, the state can hope for another level of unlocking.

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