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Covid-19: Karnataka announces complete lockdown in Bengaluru for 7 days
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Covid-19: Karnataka announces complete lockdown in Bengaluru for 7 days

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Jul 2020, 08:54 pm

Bengaluru/IBNS: The Karnataka government has announced a complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural districts for seven days starting from Tuesday to stem the further spread of Covid-19.

The lockdown will begin at 8 pm on Tuesday.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted, "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."

He added, "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."

Bengaluru on Saturday witnessed a surge of 1,533 Covid cases taking the overall tally to 16,862. 

The Covid tally in Karnataka touched 33418 on the same day, as per the update by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

(Image Credit: UNI)