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Karnataka government withdraws night curfew as Covid-19 cases dip

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Karnataka government withdraws night curfew as Covid-19 cases dip

Bengaluru: In view of the receding Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government on Friday withdrew the night curfew imposed across the state with immediate effects. The decision was announced in an order released by the government on Friday, November 5.

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The state was under Covid induced night curfew since April 2021, along with other lockdown restrictions, when the deadly second wave of coronavirus hit the south-western state. The curfew was in place from 10 pm to 5 am every day.

“The night curfew which is being imposed from 10pm to 5am is herewith withdrawn,” said an official statement released by the state government.

The order dated November 5, issued by P Ravi Kumar, Chief Secretary and Chairman of the state Executive Committee, says that the decision to withdraw night curfew in the state will come into force with immediate effect. 

The order also said that horse racing is permitted to resume in the state, with strict adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department. However, “the number of racing patrons attending horse racing shall be strictly as per the seating capacity of the venue and only fully vaccinated people with Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed entry into such premises,” the order reads.

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Karnataka reported 261 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday.

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