COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district extended till July 27

South India

In view of the spike in the coronavirus cases in Karnataka, the lockdown imposed in Kalaburagi district has been extended till the midnight of July 27.


According to an order issued by Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner, B Sharat, the decision to extend the lockdown was taken as the number of COVID-19 cases has not come down.

As of Sunday, there were 2,743 positive COVID-19 cases in the district. This includes 1,771 cured and discharged patients, and 926 active cases. As many as 46 deaths have been reported due to the infection so far in the district.

A total of 4,120 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka on Sunday. The COVID-19 count in the state reached 63,772 on Sunday, including 39,370 active cases and 23,065 cured and discharged patients.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 2,156 cases, followed by Dakshina Kannada (285), Vijayapura (171), Chikkaballapura (135), Udupi (134), Dharwad (126), Mysuru (110) and Shivamogga (104). Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 31,777 infections, followed by Dakshina Kannada (3,591) and Kalaburagi (2,743).

Earlier, the state government had announced a seven day lockdown in Bengaluru from Wednesday to combat the spread of COVID-19,. 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

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