Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in view of the COVID-19 crisis, has stopped the transfer of its officials and staff.

In a circular issued by BBMP commissioner BH Anil Kumar, it stated that officers and staff have been deployed on various duties to control the coronavirus, and at this stage, if any officer or staff is transferred, it will affect the work. So, all transfers, which are due, are hereby stopped.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru is undergoing a week-long complete lockdown starting today (July 14) from 8pm as the city continues to see a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The state government announced a complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural districts from 8 pm on July 14 to 5 am on July 22.

Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad districts too will be under lockdown from Wednesday night (July 15) for a week amid rising cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

While Dakshina Kannada will witness tough measures in the district from July 15-22; Dharwad will be under complete lockdown from 10 pm on July 15 to 8 pm on July 24.

Meanwhile, the Kalaburagi district administration, late on Monday announced a complete lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the district.

Kalaburagi deputy commissioner B Sharat issued an order imposing lockdown in Kalaburagi city and taluk headquarters from July 14 to July 20. The business outlets offering essential goods and services such as hospitals, pharmacies, and grocery shops would be allowed to operate as usual in the district, the order stated.

Lockdown has also been imposed in the urban limits in Raichur and Sindhanur from July 15 to July 22.