Complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban, rural from July 14 to 22

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The Karnataka government has decided to enforce a full lockdown in the Bengaluru urban and rural districts from July 14 evening to July 22 in the wake of mounting Covid-19 cases over the last week.

 

“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”, CM had tweeted on Saturday.

“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”, he added

"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 CMO informed.

"Co-operate with all social security policies, wear masks, and abide by government-issued lock-down guidelines for buying everyday items. Your collaboration is essential to controlling the spread of COVID-19 infection", Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa appealed. 

The CM’s statement came after a panel of experts and ministers recommended a lockdown to enable the crumbling healthcare infrastructure to cope with surging cases.

Earlier, the state government has announced a complete lockdown in the state on all Sundays till August 2 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Bengaluru saw record 1,533 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its overall Covid-19 tally to 16,862.

Meanwhile, Karnataka recorded highest single-day numbers of new Covid-19 cases for the third straight day. The state reported 2,798 more positive cases of Covid-19, pushing the total to 36,216.

The total number of recovered patients in the state now stands at 14,716. The death toll in the state also surged to 613. The number of active cases in the state are 20,833.

 

With inputs from media reports

Image credit: Times Of India

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