Bengaluru: Karnataka on Friday reported 48,781 new COVID-19 cases. According to the data released by the state health department, Karnataka registered 592 deaths and 28,623 discharges in the last 24 hours. Earlier today, the B. S. Yediyurappa-led state government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in Karnataka from May 10 (6 am) to May 24 (6 am) to break the covid-19 transmission chain. Also Read - Lucknow on Alert After Spurt in COVID Infections | Region-wise Cases Here
KARNATAKA LOCKDOWN: LIST OF CURBS
- During the lockdown period, all hotels, pubs, and bars will remain shut.
- Eateries, meat shops, and vegetable shops will be allowed to operate from 6-10 AM.
- He added that there will be no transportation, either inter-state or intra-state.
- Stringent action will be taken against those who violate lockdown measures.
- The Chief Minister further appealed to migrant workers to not leave the state, saying “the lockdown decision is temporary.”
“As COVID19 cases are surging in the state, corona curfew was not successful. So, a complete lockdown will be imposed from 10th May 6 am to 24th May 6 am. All hotels, pubs, and bars will remain closed. Eateries, meat shops & vegetable shops can operate from 6-10 am,” the Karnataka CM announced. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Reports 178 new cases, COVID Tally Rises to 10,51,737
“Not even a single person will be allowed after 10 am in the lockdown, I have suggested police officers to take stringent action. We have decided this after looking at the death toll and increasing number of cases,” Yediyurappa added. Also Read - Amid Rise In COVID Case, More Transmissible Omicron Sub-Variant Detected In Delhi's LNJP Hospital; Alert Sounded
The Coronavirus situation is quite tense in Karnataka as the state has been reporting a record daily Covid-19 cases after Maharashtra. Karnataka’s active caseload breached the five-lakh mark with 49,058 fresh COVID-19 infections on Thursday, while the toll stood at 17,212 with 328 fresh deaths.
The lockdown decision came after experts from various quarters suggesting stringent rules and lockdown models in Karnataka. “At least in two weeks, we will see a peak in Karnataka,” Dr. Giridhara R Babu, who is a professor and head of Life Course Epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India had told PTI yesterday. Babu, who is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on COVID, said the case detection is at present erratic because the testing numbers have reduced, especially in Bengaluru.