The Karnataka government on Saturday (June 19, 2021) announced further easing of COVID-induced lockdown curbs in 19 of 31 districts from Monday (June 21, 2021). The state government’s decision came in view of the positivity rate falling below 5-10% in over 13 districts. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that all shops and hotels, clubs, restaurants allowed to operate till 5 pm, adding that lodges, resorts, gyms, private offices will also be allowed to operate with 50% capacity in 16 districts that have less than 5% COVID-19 positivity. Weekend and night curfew are to remain in place.