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Amid Covid surge, Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown from Tuesday night

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday introduced a 14-day lockdown that can come into power within the state from 9 pm tomorrow to curb the unfold of Covid-19.

No public transport shall be allowed to ply on the roads, however retailers promoting important commodities will stay open from 6 am to 10 am day-after-day, Yediyurappa mentioned.

“From tomorrow night time for 14 days, there shall be a full shut down in the entire state,” Yediyurappa mentioned, after chairing a cupboard assembly. The CM mentioned that industries, apart from the garment sector, may operate throughout the shutdown. “Bars and eating places can present takeaway service. Detailed orders shall be issued later within the day,” the chief minister mentioned.

Yediyurappa indicated that inter-state and intra-state journey, apart from motion of products and cargo, is not going to be permitted throughout the shutdown. The federal government will search postponement of all polls within the state for six months, he mentioned.

Nevertheless, individuals desirous to be vaccinated shall be allowed to get their vaccinations, he mentioned.

The Chief Minister additionally introduced free Covid vaccine for all these between 18-44 years of age within the state. Final Thursday, BS Yediyurappa permitted the acquisition of 1 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines at a price of Rs 400 crore.

Karnataka has already been below a semi-lockdown state over the previous 5 days with lodges, eating places, gyms, bars, golf equipment not allowed to have prospects. The town of Bengaluru has been below an evening curfew and a weekend curfew since April 19.

For the reason that Covid instances have been growing in Karnataka and Bengaluru metropolis, few members of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which held a gathering on April 24, had suggested the federal government to impose a two-week lockdown.

In line with Division of Well being and Household Welfare Companies, Karnataka on Sunday recorded 143 extra fatalities throughout the state (77 in Bengaluru City alone) because of Covid-19, with which the cumulative demise toll rose to 14,426.

The state reported 34,804 new infections because the energetic caseload spiked to 2,62,162. With 20,733 new instances, the variety of energetic instances in Bengaluru City alone is at 1.eight lakh.

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