A 7-day complete lockdown has been announced in Bengaluru urban and rural districts amid the rising number of coronavirus cases
Bengaluru: Karnataka government has announced a complete lockdown in Bengaluru from July 14 in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, said the chief minister's office.
According to the government, Bengaluru city and Bengaluru rural will be under total lockdown for a week starting from 8 pm on July 14 till 5 am on July 22.
Essential services have been exempted from the lockdown, said a statement from the Karnataka CMO today.
Considering the suggestions from experts to curb the increasing number of Covid cases, Government has decided to implement complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural Districts for 7 days starting 8 PM on Tuesday, 14th July. Detailed guidelines will be released on Monday.(1/2)— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 11, 2020
Karnataka reported 2,798 fresh cases in the last 24 hours with 70 fatalities in a single day.
Out of the 2,798 fresh cases, Bengaluru urban alone notched up 1,533 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with 23 deaths in a single day.
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
"Hospitals, groceries, fruit, vegetable and grocery shops will remain open and the medical and post-graduate exams scheduled will be held," the state government's release stated.
However, hotels, restaurants will not be allowed to open. Also public transport such as BMTC, KSRTC buses, autos, Ola and Uber cabs will not ply during the lockdown.
The government will issue complete lockdown guidelines on Monday (July 13) after discussions with the experts.
The experts have warned the government that Bengaluru might turn into Delhi if lockdown is not observed. The state government decided to announce the lockdown after meeting with experts.
Last Updated 13, Jul 2020, 9:51 AM