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Karnataka will be under a two-week lockdown, starting from 6 am on May 10 to 6 am on May 25, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said as COVID-19 cases are surging in the state, corona curfew was not successful. “So, a complete lockdown will be imposed from May 10 to May 24,” he said today.
It has become inevitable to take stricter action,” Yediyurappa told reporters after visiting a temple in Bengaluru’s Gandhi Nagar on Friday morning.According to a report by Times of India, official sources said that the two-week curfew from April 27 is seen to have yielded partial results in the state as the government allowed many sectors, including manufacturing, construction and garments factories, to operate with 50% staff.
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced a complete lockdown in Karnataka from May 10 to May 24 as the state reported 48,781 new Covid-19 cases and 592 deaths taking its case tally to 18,38,885. The state also witnessed 28,623 discharges during the last 24 hours. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates from Karnataka.
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- During the lockdown period, all hotels, pubs, and bars will remain shut.
- Eateries, meat shops, and vegetable shops will be allowed to operate from 6-10 AM.
- He added that there will be no transportation, either inter-state or intra-state.
- Stringent action will be taken against those who violate lockdown measures.
- The Chief Minister further appealed to migrant workers to not leave the state, saying “the lockdown decision is temporary.”
“As COVID19 cases are surging in the state, corona curfew was not successful. So, a complete lockdown will be imposed from 10th May 6 am to 24th May 6 am. All hotels, pubs, and bars will remain closed. Eateries, meat shops & vegetable shops can operate from 6-10 am,” the Karnataka CM announced.
“Not even a single person will be allowed after 10 am in the lockdown, I have suggested police officers to take stringent action. We have decided this after looking at the death toll and increasing number of cases,” Yediyurappa added.
The Coronavirus situation is quite tense in Karnataka as the state has been reporting a record daily Covid-19 cases after Maharashtra. Karnataka’s active caseload breached the five-lakh mark with 49,058 fresh COVID-19 infections on Thursday, while the toll stood at 17,212 with 328 fresh deaths.
The lockdown decision came after experts from various quarters suggesting stringent rules and lockdown models in Karnataka. “At least in two weeks, we will see a peak in Karnataka,” Dr. Giridhara R Babu, who is a professor and head of Life Course Epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India had told PTI yesterday. Babu, who is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on COVID, said the case detection is at present erratic because the testing numbers have reduced, especially in Bengaluru.
Here is what will be open and what stays closed in Bengaluru:
- The movement of essential goods and services are allowed, and shops selling groceries, fruits and vegetables, can remain open from 6 am to 6 pm.
- Road repair work and cargo vehicles can operate during the lockdown.
- Shops and other commercial units like hotels, pubs, bars and industries that are not directly related to providing essential services will have to pull down their shutters.
- Hotels, restaurants and eateries will be permitted to operate kitchens for take away and home delivery of food items only.
- Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed. Online and distance learning will continue.
- All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, stadia, playgrounds, swimming pools, parks, entertainment parks, clubs, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain shut.
- All social, political, sports, entertainment, religious functions and gatherings have been banned amid the lockdown period.
- All religious places will be closed for public.
- Only take away is allowed from standalone liquor shops and outlets, from 6 am to 10am.
- Banks, insurance offices and ATM will continue to operate.
- Marriages already scheduled are permitted strictly adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour with a maximum of 50 people.
- Cremation and funerals will be allowed with maximum of 5 people adhering to Covid-appropriate behavior.
- Only flights and trains scheduled will continue to operate during this period
- Metro rail services will be stopped.
- Taxis (including auto rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators will be prohibited, except while hired for emergency and or for essential services.
- No movement of public or private buses or passenger vehicles will be allowed during the lockdown period, except for essential services.
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