The Karnataka government has decided to cautiously lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions in districts, including Bengaluru city, where the Covid positivity rate and the number of new cases have declined.

In places where the positivity rate is more than 15% (about 11 districts), the Covid-induced lockdown will continue with the existing guidelines, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Thursday.

These 11 districts — Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu — will have some relaxations from 14 June like the opening of essential shops.

The Karnataka Health Minister also said that there will be relaxation for parks as well till 10 am. However, the night curfew is going to continue.

Similarly, the weekend curfew, which starts from Friday 7 pm till Monday 5 am will continue till 21 June.

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