Due to a rapid increase in the coronavirus cases, government of Karnataka has decided to impose a two-week lockdown starting Tuesday evening.
During this period, strict restrictions are imposed. Only the shops that sell essential items will open from 6 AM to 10 AM. All other shops will remain shut and so will the transport. Other sectors that are allowed to function are construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
“Strict measures to control COVID will be taken. From tomorrow night till the next 14 days, there will be a close down for the whole state,” CM of Karnantaka, BS Yediyurappa.
“COVID curfew to be implemented in the state from tomorrow 9 pm for the next 14 days. Essential services allowed between 6 and 10 am. After 10 am, shops will close.
Only construction, manufacturing and agriculture sectors allowed to operate. Public transport to remain shut,” he informed.
Karnataka reported its highest single-day rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday with 34,804 cases and a day after that the lockdown announcement came. The minister also said that the government will make the vaccine free of cost for people over the age of 18 years.
There are 2,62,162 active cases in the state and total 10,62,594 people have recovered from Covid. In a day, the state recorded 143 deaths which take the death toll to 14,426.