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Karnataka likely to open Fitness Centres after May 17, says Tourism Minister

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon13 May 2020

The state of Karnataka could reopen fitness gyms post-May 17 after Tourism Minister CT Ravi hinted at the same today.

During his meeting with the press recently, the minister noted that he had talked to the Chief Minister and added that he received a positive response as well.

"Today I met the Chief Minister and discussed opening of fitness centres, golf courses and giving permission for hotels to provide service... to encourage revival of tourism at local level while maintaining social distancing. CM has said we will give permissions to open gyms after May 17, while ensuring all safety precautions,” he said via Economic Times.

Ravi also noted that the fitness levels of the sportspersons in the state could take a huge hit if the fitness centres remained closed. He added that he had received many requests from athletes regarding the same.

The decision is likely to come as a relief for the fitness and combat sports gyms across the state as they’ve been closed down for the past two months with no practical revenue.

The importance given to safety precautions should also be highlighted here as it could be crucial to containing the virus as well.

India has been battling Coronavirus for nearly three months now and the third phase of the lockdown is scheduled to end on May 17. The country has so far seen 74,281 confirmed cases and 2415 deaths due to the virus.

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