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Karnataka issues new quarantine norms for people coming in the state

As Karnataka witnesses a spike in its Covid-19 cases, the state issued new guidelines. The Karnataka Government announced that according to the new guidelines a complete lockdown will be enforced every Sunday, with effect from 5th July 2020, unless further instructions have been released. Except for essential facilities and supplies, no other activities will be allowed on that particular day. The daily curfew which was taking place from 9 pm to 5 am now will be imposed an hour earlier, from 8 pm to 5 am.

For people coming from other states, they will have to in institutional quarantine for 7 days instead of 14 days followed by 14 days of home isolation. The new guidelines also state that government offices will operate for fewer days now. From 10 July onwards, the government offices will be closed for weekends and will be open for just five days a week.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has ordered officials to raise the number of ambulances and beds for COVID patients. He also mandated the usage of a digital police control room network to recognize the locations and ease of travel for ambulances.

This comes after meeting of chief ministers with officials after Karnataka reached a total of 11,923 coronavirus cases.

The Karnataka government has allowed health workers who tested positive and are asymptomatic to be an in-home quarantine, according to the new guidelines of the isolation protocol.

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