COVID-19 outbreaks: Karnataka under complete lockdown till Monday

South India

Various places in Karnataka on Sunday wore a deserted look as the state imposed a complete lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa had announced ahead of the fourth phase of the lockdown that every Sunday there will be lockdown across the state as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

As per the decision, all the shops will remain closed till 7 am on May 25.

As per the report, All commercial establishments, including Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus terminal, remained closed. 

People living in these areas also supported the move and remained at their respective home.

Places including Shivajinagar, Hubli, Gadag, Shimoga and Kalaburagi witnessed fewer crowds. Dakshina Kannada also witnessed complete lockdown in the district. 

Masjid' s remained closed and people celebrated Eid in their homes.

Karnataka reported 216 covid-19 positive cases on Saturday, marking the highest single day spike in the state ever since the first case was detected on 8 March. 

The spike on Saturday takes the total number of covid-19 positive closer to the 2,000 mark and the number of active cases to 1,307 in the state. With one more death case, the toll now stands at 42, while 608 have been discharged after recovering.

With inputs from ANI

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