Karnataka Imposes One Week Lockdown In Bengaluru From July 14
An employee sits alone in order to observe social distancing rules in the near-empty cafeteria at the HCL Technologies Ltd. Jigani campus in Bengaluru, India. (Photographer: Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg)

Karnataka Imposes One Week Lockdown In Bengaluru From July 14


With a spike in Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural for one week starting July 14. "As Covid-19 cases are increasing in the state day by day, based on the advice of experts complete lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru urban and Bengaluru rural for one week from 8 pm on July 14 to 5 am on July 22," Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said in a statement.

During this period hospital facilities, groceries, milk, vegetables, medicines and other daily use items will be available. Also, already scheduled medical exams will be held.

Asking people to help in controlling Covid-19 by remaining at home during the lockdown, the chief minister said, "While going to purchase daily use items, maintain social distance, wear masks, and follow all the guidelines related to lockdown."

Yediyurappa complimented the efforts of Covid-19 warriors like Asha workers, doctors, medical staff, police, officials, media and others who are working to control the spread of the virus.

As of July 11 evening, a total 36,216 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the state, including 613 deaths and 14,716 discharges, a government bulletin said. Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 16,862 infections.

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