After easing restrictions during Lockdown4.0, the Karnataka government has barred entry of people from four states – like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu entry into Karnataka in a staggered manner, while special cases will be allowed on request.
With the lockdown 4.0, the government also decided to do away with colour coding of districts into red, orange and green zones and instead, focus on containment zones for monitoring.
On April 23, the Karnataka government partially relaxed COVID-19 lockdown norms in the state, allowing IT and IT-enabled services to operate with essential minimum staff and also certain construction activities, manufacturing of packaging materials, courier services, among others.
In earlier relaxations, the government had allowed certain industries to operate, besides opening of liquor outlets and some standalone shops.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had convened a meeting with ministers and senior officers on permitting various activities in the fourth phase of the lockdown in the state, as per guidelines issued by the government of India.
Detailed discussions were held about holding economic activities, people arriving from other countries and states, their quarantining, restarting public transport and the law and order situation, along with containing COVID-19.
“Lockdown will continue till May 31.In containment zones, there will be strict restrictions. If anyone violates the law, we will book criminal cases against them,” Yediyurappa said.