The Karnataka government on Saturday announced that its capital city Bengaluru Complete Lockdown from 14 to 22 July in the wake of novel coronavirus cases surging since the beginning of this month. “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).
However, essential services such as hospitals, grocery shops as well as scheduled exams will be allowed in the city. “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. “Detailed guidelines will be released on Monday,” 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.(1/2)
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 11, 2020
Asking people to join hands in controlling Covid-19 by remaining at home during the lockdown, Yediyurappa said, “While going to purchase daily use items, maintain social distance, wear masks, and follow all the guidelines related to lockdown.”
“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,” the chief minister posted on Twitter.
Yediyurappa complemented the efforts of ASHA workers, doctors, medical staff, police, officials, and the media who are working to control the spread of the virus.