Karnataka government today announced it would be imposing a complete lockdown in the state on every Sunday, with effect from 5 July, 2020, until further orders.
“No activities shall be permitted on that day except essential services and supplies,” said Chief Minister’s Office.
The existing timing of night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am in the morning is altered to 8 pm to 5 am with effect from 29 June, it added.
Apart from that, all government offices shall remain closed on all Saturdays, with effect from July 10, said CM’s office.
The announcement comes in the wake of rising numbers in novel coronavirus cases.
Currently, Karnataka reported 918 new Covid-19 positive cases and 11 deaths. Total positive cases stand at 11923 and death toll is at 191, according to state health department.
Chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa on Friday met with all elected representatives from Bengaluru and it was, among other things, decided to appoint a nodal officer for each Assembly constituency for handling the Covid-19 situation.
Karnataka is projected to have 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases by mid-August.