Complete lockdown in Bengaluru from 14-22 July as Covid-19 cases rise

The Karnataka government on Saturday announced that its capital city Bengaluru will go under complete lockdown from 14 to 22 July in the wake of novel coronavirus cases surging since the beginning of this month.

"Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from 8 pm on 14th July to 5 am on 22nd July in view rising Covid-19 cases," stated Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

However, essential services such as hospitals, grocery shops as well as scheduled exams will be allowed in the city.

"Hospitals, groceries, fruit, vegetable and grocery shops will remain open and the medical and post-graduate exams scheduled will be held," the state government's release stated.

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Source: Live Mint