Amid 7-day lockdown, streets in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada deserted

South India

In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed till July 23, streets in the Dakshina Kannada district bore a deserted look on Sunday morning, reported news agency ANI


The state government had allowed relaxation hours between 8 am to 11 am in the week-long total shutdown.

Most of the shops, barring a few selling essential commodities, were seen closed in the district today. 
Besides, barricades were also seen stationed at different junctures on the road. 

For the first time, Karnataka recorded 4.5k covid cases in a single day (4,537) and 93 deaths on Saturday.

As per Karnataka's COVID-19 information portal, a total of 59,652 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state, including 36,631 active cases and 21,775 recoveries. So far, 1,240 people have died due to the infection in the state.

With 59,652 cases, Karnataka is now at the fourth position in the country in terms of cases, fifth in number of deaths (1,240) and eighth in terms of recoveries (21,776).

To combat the spread of COVID-19, the state government announced a seven day lockdown in Bengaluru from Wednesday. It will continue till 5 am on July 22.

"Essentials such as hospitals, groceries, milk, fruit, vegetables, medicines will be available during this period. In addition, medical and postgraduate examinations will happen as already scheduled," the Karnataka chief minister's Office had informed.

The Karnataka government announced an incentive of Rs 5,000 to the people who have recovered from the Covid-19 infection and are willing to donate plasma to other COVID-19 patients.


With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI

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