Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from 8 pm on 14th July to 5 am on 22nd July in view rising Covid-19 cases,” stated Karnataka Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
Hospitals, groceries, fruit, vegetable and grocery shops will remain open and the medical and post-graduate exams scheduled will be held,” the state government’s release stated
Yediyurappa complemented the efforts of ASHA workers, doctors, medical staff, police, officials and the media who are working to control the spread of virus.
Earlier today, Revenue Minister R Ashoka told reporters that discussions were held with the Chief Minister over imposing a fresh lockdown in the city.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Bengaluru saw record 1,533 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its overall virus tally to 16,862.
The supposed Silicon Valley city of India has been reporting more than 1,000 daily coronavirus cases in the past few days.
On the other hand, the Karnataka also recorded highest single-day tally of new Covid-19 cases for the third straight day. The state reported record 2,798 new positive cases of Covid-19 taking the state’s overall tally to 36,216. 879 recoveries in the last 24 hours take the number of recoveries in the state to 14,716. The death toll in the state also surged to 613 after 70 more fatalities were reported since Friday. The number of active cases in the state are 20,833.
The rising number of cases that are being classified as ” contact under tracing” has gone up in recent days.
However, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar told reporters in Bengaluru that after three to four days there will be an increase in the number of patients getting discharged after recovery, especially in Bengaluru, while adding that the government was making all efforts to control the virus.