COVID-19: Karnataka permits reopening of amusement parks, activities at places of worship

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July 24, 2021 2:27 PM

Earlier this month the government had allowed places of worship to open only for darshan, and no other special seva or other activities were permitted.

However, water sports and water related adventure activities are not allowed, it said. (Representational image)

Further easing COVID-19 restrictions, the Karnataka government on Saturday permitted reopening of amusement parks and similar places, and allowed places of worship to carry out related religious activities from July 25.

“Amusement Parks and similar places permitted to reopen strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behaviour and following guidelines issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department,” an order issued by Principal Secretary to Revenue Department (Disaster Management) N Manjunatha Prasad said.

However, water sports and water related adventure activities are not allowed, it said.

Also, places of worship (Temples, Mosques, Churches, Gurudwaras, and other religious places) are allowed to open and related activities pertaining to the places of worship are permitted from July 25, strictly adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and SOP issued by the department concerned.

However, temple festivals, processions, and congregations are not allowed, the order added. Earlier this month the government had allowed places of worship to open only for darshan, and no other special seva or other activities were permitted.

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