Karnataka: Lockdown imposed in Bengaluru 14-22 July due to rising COVID-19 cases

July 11, 2020: The Karnataka government on Saturday announced that its capital city Bengaluru will go under complete lockdown from 14 to 22 July

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July 11, 2020: The Karnataka government on Saturday announced that its capital city Bengaluru will go under complete lockdown from 14 to 22 July in the wake of novel coronavirus cases surging since the beginning of this month. 

Detailed guidelines of the lockdown will be declared on Monday.

"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.

Bengaluru reported 1,447 COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total number of cases reported in the city to 11,687.

Bengaluru has been reporting more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases every day, in the past few days.

Most of the cases in the bulletin have been cited as ‘contact under tracing’, which means that the source of the infection is not known. The government is yet to acknowledge that there is community transmission of the virus in the city.

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