14-Day Curfew Across Karnataka From Tuesday

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Bengaluru: Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka government has announced a two-week curfew from tomorrow.

The Karnataka government today held a high-level cabinet meeting to discuss ways to mitigate the virus spread in the state.

“COVID curfew will be implemented in the state from 9 pm tomorrow onwards for the next 14 days. Essential services are allowed between 6-10 am and after 10am shops will remain closed. Shops dealing with construction, manufacturing and agricultural sectors are allowed to remain open. Public transport will not operate,” Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said.

Karnataka crossed another grim milestone of reporting record daily rise in novel coronavirus cases as the state on Sunday added over 34,000 cases in last 24 hours for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic.

With 34,804 more patients testing positive for Covid-19 in the state, Karantaka’s total tally has now reached 13,39,210, according to the health bulletin. Of these, Bengaluru alone reported 20,733 cases in the last 24 hours.

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