7-day total lockdown in Bengaluru from July 14: Karnataka CM

But all essential services, including supply of milk, groceries and medicines, will continue uninterrupted

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The chief minister said the detailed guidelines in this regard will be released on Monday | File Photo: PTI

A complete lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts for seven days, starting from 8 pm on July 14 in view of the rising novel coronavirus cases, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Saturday (July 11).

The lockdown will remain in place till 5 am on July 22, the chief minister said. He said that essential services, including the supply of milk and medicines, will continue uninterrupted during the lockdown period.

“Considering the suggestions from experts to curb the increasing number of Covid cases, Government has decided to implement complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural Districts for 7 days starting 8 PM on Tuesday, 14th July,” he said in a tweet.

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The chief minister said the detailed guidelines in this regard will be released on Monday.

“All essential services including supply of milk, vegetables, fruits, medicines and groceries will continue uninterrupted. I appeal to people to cooperate with the government, follow all guidelines, take all precautionary steps and help us contain the pandemic,” he added.

Karnataka has reported a total of 33,418 COVID-19 cases, including 543 deaths, so far. In the state, there are 19,039 active cases while 13,836 patients have been discharged, as per the Union health ministry’s morning update on Saturday.

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