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Karnataka relaxes curbs on gyms, allows 50% occupancy till Apr 20

The Karnataka government on Sunday relaxed curbs on gymnasiums allowing 50 per cent occupancy against total closure till April 20.

Coronavirus | Karnataka | Karnataka government

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Despite the enthusiasm, some people are still wary of returning to the gym

The government on

Sunday relaxed curbs on gymnasiums allowing 50 per cent occupancy against total closure till April 20.

The government had imposed restrictions on many public events in its order on April 2 believing that public gathering could lead to the spread of coronavirus, which is rising alarmingly in the state.

A number of gym operators and the regular gym-goers had given a representation to the Chief Minister following which the order was revised, chief secretary P Ravikumar said in his latest order.

"Gyms will be allowed to remain open with the condition that the occupancy at any time cannot exceed 50 per cent of the capacity," the government said.

He said gyms need to follow strict COVID protocol like wearing facemasks, observing physical distancing and provision of hand sanitiser.

The order said equipment should be sanitised after every use.

If there is any violation, the gym concerned should be closed till the COVID pandemic is over, it added.

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First Published: Sun, April 04 2021. 19:52 IST