Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from 8 pm on 14th July to 5 am on July 22 in view rising COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO) informed on Saturday. However, essential services will be allowed in the city and its neighbouring rural districts. Earlier it was decided that Bengaluru will go under a complete lockdown on Sunday, July 11 — a weekly ritual that will go on till August 2.
"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.
Asking people to join hands in controlling COVID-19 by remaining at home during the lockdown, he said, "While going to purchase daily use items, maintain social distance, wear masks, and follow all the guidelines related to lockdown.
The State Govt has also issued detailed guidelines where the asymptomatic and mild symptomatic COVID-19 positive persons have been allowed "home isolation". The health team from district health authority/BBMP shall visit & assess the suitability of 'house' for home isolation.
State Govt has issued detailed guidelines where the asymptomatic & mild symptomatic COVID-19 positive persons have been allowed "home isolation". The health team from district health authority/BBMP shall visit & assess the suitability of 'house' for home isolation: Karnataka Govt pic.twitter.com/BtxkAATGPE— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2020
Meanwhile, on Friday for the second day in a row, both Karnataka and its capital Bengaluru witnessed single-day record highs in number of new Covid-19 cases. 2,313 new coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours take the state's overall tally to 33,418. 57 more deaths took the state's death toll to 543.
Of these, Bengaluru Urban notched up 1,447 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took its overall tally to 15,329.