Places of worship such as temples

Bengaluru: As the number of recoveries continue to outnumber fresh coronavirus cases in the state, the BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government on Saturday announced further relaxation in COVID-19 induced curbs and allowed amusement parks, religious places to reopen from July 25, Sunday. “Places of worship such as temples, mosques, churches, Gurudwaras, and other religious places are allowed open and related activities pertaining to the places of worship are permitted from 25 July strictly adhering to COVID 19 appropriate behaviour and SOP issued by the concerned department”, a statement issued by the state government said.Also Read – Maharashtra Lockdown Update: Districts With Low Weekly Positivity Rate May Get More Relaxations From Next Week | Read Details

It added,”Amusement parks and similar places permitted to re-open strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behaviour and following guidelines. However, water sports/water-related adventure activities not allowed.” Also Read – Maharashtra Lockdown: Demand to Resume Local Train Services For General Public Grows | 5 Latest Updates Every Mumbaikar Must Know

market shopkeepers , thiyawallahs/Vendors , and general public in Gaffar Market and Naiwala, Karol Bagh are not following the Covid-appropriate behaviour. Due to large footfall, market association and shopkeepers are not able to ensure Covid protocols in the aforesaid markets in last three days. “The guidelines / directions of Covid Protocol are being contravened in the Gaffar Market and Naiwala which may cause super – spreading of the coronavirus,” the order said.
The order also stated that the Market Welfare Association of Gaffar Market and Naiwala have “failed to ensure the strict compliance of the guidelines of Covid-19”. The order for closure of markets in Karol Bagh also noted that it is “necessary to take an immediate and stringent action to curtail the spread of the virus and not to let develop any such place as super spreader in larger interest of public”.

Delhi was under lockdown from April 19 to May 30 during the second wave of the Covid pandemic. Restrictions are being eased in a phased manner, and markets were allowed to open from June 7. The Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar market, Kamla Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and parts of Sadar Bazar were among those shut in recent weeks by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for violation of Covid-19 norms.

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