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Karnataka Govt Announces Complete Lockdown, CM Appeals Labourers Not to Leave Bengaluru

"The 2nd wave of Covid-19 is creating havoc as the corona curfew imposed in the state has not yielded the expected result in reducing the infection and death rate," the CM said.

Karnataka Govt Announces Complete Lockdown, CM Appeals Labourers Not to Leave Bengaluru

Sentinel Digital Desk

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has announced lockdown-like restrictions tightening curbs in the southern state from May 10 to May 24.

It is to be mentioned that Karnataka was already under curfew from April 27, which was to end on May 12.

"The second wave of Covid-19 is creating havoc as the corona curfew imposed in the state has not yielded the expected result in reducing the infection and death rate," the CM said. Read more

"Therefore, the government has decided to impose a stringent measure to check the spread of the disease and death. Restrictions will be imposed in the entire state from 6 am on May 10 to 6 am on May 24," he added.

Notably, all shops and commercial establishments, hotels, pubs, and bars will remain closed during this period.

Also, essential goods and services like food, medicine, milk, fruits, and vegetables will be available from 6 am to 10 am.

On the other hand, Karnataka chief minister, BS Yediyurappa said, "I appeal to all labourers not to leave Bengaluru… instead they will be allowed to work at construction sites," he said.

Karnataka reported on Friday 48,781 fresh Covid-19 infections, while the fatality hit 17,804 with 592 new deaths. According to the department bulletin, the total positive cases stood at 18,38,885, whereas there were 5,36,641 active cases in the state.

As per the latest notification from the government, only flights and trains will continue to operate during this period. Flight and train tickets shall serve as the passes for movement of persons by personal vehicles/taxis/cab aggregators/autorickshaws to board flight and trains. Metro rail services prohibited while taxis (including auto-rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators, except while hired for emergency and as permitted in these guidelines.


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