Covid-19: Karnataka relaxes lockdown rules, grocery shops permitted to stay open from 6 am to 12 pm

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Covid-19: Karnataka relaxes lockdown rules, grocery shops permitted to stay open from 6 am to 12 pm

Bangaluru : Karnataka modified its lockdown order Saturday to allow Hopcoms, milk booths, and sale of fruits and vegetables on pushcarts from 6 am to 6 pm.

The government also allowed APMCs and grocery shops to be open from 6 am to 12 pm. Earlier, these activities were allowed only from 6 am to 10 am.

The government also allowed APMCs and grocery shops to be open from 6 am to 12 pm.

Earlier, these activities were allowed only from 6 am to 10 am.

The new order comes in the wake of concerns that people were stepping out in large numbers between 6 am and 10 am.

Further, the government has prohibited all types of fairs (santhe) “to prevent crowding”, Principal Secretary (Revenue) and member-secretary of the executive committee of the state disaster management authority N Manjunatha Prasad said in his order.

According to the order, pushcarts selling fruits and vegetables must not overcharge and stick to the market price of the commodities while following Covid-19 protocols.

Karnataka announced a two-week lockdown or ‘close down’ on April 26, which will be in force till 6 am on May 12.


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  1. Good but too less. Increase this to 8 am to 8 pm. I don’t understnd what is the use of 6 am. Shop keepers have to get up at 4 am, get ready, come to the shop, get the shop ready for customers by 6 am. How on earth will that extra effort and inconvenience help COVID situation?

    Open from 6 to 10 or OK, now 6 to 12. How will that reduce the rush. It will only increase the rush becuase the number of hours open is less but same number of people have to buy gorcery. Naturally it will increase the rush. Infact rush would be much more because Lockdown means more eating at home. more grocery needed.
    This is so simple. Even an uneducated people will figure out this. Why is our governments – not just Karnataka or central – but all over the country are doing this stupid thing. Why add more stress to people who are already stressed?

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