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Covid update: Karnataka government lifts weekend restrictions

The weekend curfew in Karnataka has been lifted with immediate effect by the state government. R Ashoka, the revenue minister of Karnataka, said, “We relied on the advice of experts

The weekend curfew in Karnataka has been lifted with immediate effect by the state government. R Ashoka, the revenue minister of Karnataka, said, “We relied on the advice of experts and government authorities. The weekend curfew will be lifted on Saturday and Sunday.”

“Old guidelines will be in force for rallies, dharnas, and programmes,” the minister stated. Karnataka now has 2,93,231 active COVID cases, with 2,86,000 persons under home isolation.

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The Karnataka government has previously been advised by Covid experts that the worst-case scenario for the state is 1 to 1.2 lakh Covid cases each day. They further stated that the number of cases in Karnataka is projected to climb in the coming weeks, with the top still to be achieved.

Experts say 60,000 to 70,000 cases a day is the best case scenario for Karnataka. Karnataka has had 40,000 cases of COVID-19 in the last two days.

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First Published: 21st January, 2022 20:20 IST

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