Karnataka allows medical textile production to continue, shuts down fashion business in new regulations
As Karnataka has enforced further lockdown measures, local authorities have clarified that fashion textile production is non-essential, but medical textile production can continue under current regulations.
Following a night and weekend curfew, Karnataka authorities have announced that the state will go into full lockdown from Tuesday evening for 14 days.
"Strict measures to control Covid will be taken,” said Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa, the Press Trust of India reported. “From tomorrow night till next 14 days there will be a close down for the whole state.”
A total of 50 industries have been exempt from the state lockdown measures, the Karnataka state industries department said on Friday, TNN reported. Exempted product categories comprise manufacturing units of bulk drugs, pharmaceuticals, sanitation materials, oxygen, medical devices, medical textiles, their raw materials, components, and their intermediates.
Businesses which are not exempt from lockdown regulations are able to carry out essential maintenance work including work necessary for fire safety, machine safety, and worker safety on Sundays, the government said. However, their retail business has once again ground to a halt.
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