Monday, June 14, 2021

Two week lockdown to come into force in Karnataka this evening to check rise in cases of COVID-19

The Karnataka government  has announced  14 days  lockdown across the State starting from 9 pm today, to break the chain of Covid 19 transmission in the State.  The lockdown will be in force till 6 am on 12th of next month.  Only essential shops would be open from 6 am to 10 am for the  next two weeks.   Announcing this yesterday in Bengaluru, after the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa said that public road transport including bus,auto and taxis  in the State and metro trains in Bengaluru would not operate for the next 14 days.  All cinema halls  ,shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools, entertainment parks, clubs, bars and auditoriums will remain closed.  Marriages will be allowed with 50 people and funerals with 5 people  following strict covid -19 protocols. Except the manufacturing and construction  sector, all other sectors including the garment industry would remain closed.  All agriculture related activities will be allowed in rural areas.  Meanwhile  Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C.N. Aswath Narayana has announced that all the Engineering and Diploma exams have been postponed due to the lockdown  and the new dates will be announced later.

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