June 21, 2024 08:56 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Pune woman hangs from building edge holding a man's hand just for an Instagram reel. Read here | BJP's Bhartruhari Mahtab appointed Pro Tem Speaker, Congress calls it 'first mistake' | Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gets bail in liquor policy case | CBI probe into UGC-NET 2024 has been ordered, says Education Ministry a day after cancelling exam | Darshan Thoogudeepa involved murder case: Renukaswamy's testicles were ruptured, face was half-eaten by dogs
Karnataka announces night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am starting tomorrow
Image Credit: UNI

Karnataka announces night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am starting tomorrow

| @indiablooms | 20 Apr 2021, 10:38 pm

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka has joined several other states in announcing a night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am beginning Wednesday and to be continued till May 4 in the light of increasing Covid cases across the country.

Karnataka, whose Covid cases have been steadily rising with a positivity rate above 12 per cent, took the strict measure after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid for a second time.

Delhi became the first to declare a six-day lockdown on Monday.

It was followed by Jharkhand and later Telangana ordered a night curfew.

Maharashtra has indicated that it might take a similar step soon and an announcement is likely on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh has ordered a weekend lockdown too.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of nationwide lockdown immediately, stating that such a move would be the last resort to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

Addressing the nation over the grim Covid situation in the country and amid a shortage of oxygen supply, Modi said: "We have to save our country from lockdown and I appeal to states to think of lockdown as the last resort. We should rather focus on micro-containment zones."

"We have to take care of our economy as well as save our citizens from the virus," he said.

In a grim situation, India recorded 1761 deaths due to Covid-19 between Monday and Tuesday mornings, a massive spike in the casualty figure registered in the country during the period of a single day, as per Ministry of Health released data.

The country also recorded 2,59,170 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The total death toll due to the virus in the country now stands at 1,80,530.


Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.