Karnataka

Karnataka allows opening of religious places of worship, amusement parks from July 25

Devotees thronging Saibaba Mandir in JP Nagar near Puttenahalli Police station, in Bengaluru on July 24, 2021. The entire Temple being decorated with one lakh of facemask, vegetables, tablets, medical kits and food kits, on the occasion of Guru Purnima celebrations   | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K

Further extending relaxations, the Karnataka Government has allowed to open the places of worship such as temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, and related activities pertaining to the places of worship from July 25 by strictly adhering to COVID-19-appropriate behaviour and standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the department concerned.

However, annual festivals, temple festivals, processions, congregations are not allowed, said an order issued by the government on Saturday.

The government has permitted re-opening of amusement parks and similar places strictly adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and following guidelines issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department.

“However, water sports/water related adventure activities are not allowed," said the order issued by N Manjunatha Prasad, Principal Secretary, Revenue Department and Member Secretary State Executive Committee, Disaster Management.

A few days ago, the government allowed the opening of all shops, establishments, and cinemas.


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