The Karnataka state government has decided to impose a week-long lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown is imposed in urban and rural districts in Bengaluru.
“In view of sudden surge of COVID 19 cases in Bengaluru and on the advice of the experts, it is decided to impose lockdown for a period of one week in Bengaluru Urban and Rural Districts starting from 8 pm on Tuesday, 14th of July”, said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa .
All essential services including supply of milk, vegetables, fruits, medicines and groceries will continue uninterrupted. I appeal to people to cooperate with the government, follow all guidelines, take all precautionary steps and help us contain the pandemic. (2/2)
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 11, 2020
The detailed guidelines will be issued on Monday in this regard.The CM confirmed that during the lockdown period, the supply of essential commodities like groceries, vegetables, fruits, milk, and medicines will continue uninterrupted.
Curfew will prevail in Bangalore City Commissionerate from 8 pm today to 5 am on Monday. Requesting all Bangalureans to cooperate and stay home. This is in public interest. Those moving without reason will be dealt with legally..
— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) July 11, 2020
Karnataka has witnessed a total of 33,418 COVID-19 confirmed cases, out of which 19,039 are still active.The State has also reported 543 coronavirus deaths.