Bengaluru: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday chaired a crucial meet with Dy CM Dr CN Ashwathnarayan, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and other senior ministers and reviewed the Coronavirus situation in the state. During the meeting, the Karnataka government decided to extend the lockdown in at least 11 districts of the state including Bengaluru Rural in view of COVID-19 situation. However, the the government said the restrictions in Bengaluru Urban will be relaxed till 2 PM startig from June 14. On the other hand, the night curfew in the state will continue from 7 PM to 5 AM. Also Read - International Travel All Set to Resume For Vaccinated Tourists, Singapore And Malaysia Still Hesitant

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwathnarayan said that the chief minister will hold a meeting with the districts where the number of cases is high. He also added that that the next course of action will be decided by the CM by either today evening or tomorrow morning. Also Read - BREAKING: Restrictions Under Section 144 Extended in Bengaluru Till June 21 | Latest Guidelines Here

Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said in most of the districts, other than a few, the numbers have come down. The state will also have to ensure that the cases don’t increase again, it will also be looked into. Also Read - COVID-19 Third Wave: Guidelines on How to Protect Children From Coronavirus Infection

Yediyurappa had earlier said that the state will start its unlock process only in those districts where the COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 5 per cent.

The Karnataka government had initially announced 14 days “close down” from April 27, but subsequently imposed a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24, as the COVID cases continued to spike.

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9:40 PM: Karnataka on Thursday reported 11,042 new #COVID19 cases, 15,721 recoveries and 194 deaths in the last 24 hours.

9:30 PM: The state government made it clear that the COVID-19 appropriate behaviour will have to be followed in public places.

9:20 PM: The state government in its guidelines said that auto and taxis will be allowed with two passengers only.

9: 10 PM: The state government said that essential shops will be allowed from 6 AM to 2 PM and the parks will be allowed from 5 AM to 10 AM.  However, the street vendors can do business from 6 AM to 2 PM.

9:02 PM: As per the latest guidelines, all industries will be allowed to open with 50 per cent staff, but garment industries will function with 30 per cent employees.

8: 39 PM: K Sudhakar also added that there will be relaxation for parks as well till 10 AM. The night curfew is going to be continued. Similarly, the weekend curfew which starts from Friday 7 PM till Monday 5 AM will continue till June 21.

8: 33PM: K Sudhakar further added that Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu are in complete lockdown till June 21. However, from June 14, these 11 districts will have some relaxation like the opening of essential shops.

8: 31 PM: “Based on positivity rate, districts that have more than 15% of positivity rate (about 11 districts ) we’ve continued with the existing lockdown guidelines. In the remaining districts including Bengaluru city we’ve relaxed the guidelines,” Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

8:20 PM: However, the lockdown restrictions in Bengaluru to be relaxed till 2 PM from June 14.

8: 15 PM: As per latest updates, the lockdown will continue in 11 districts including Bengaluru rural district.

7: 25 PM: The chief minister asked the officials to continue restrictions in 8 districts such as in Belagavi, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Mysuru, Mandya, Shivamogga and Tumakuru districts.

7:21 PM: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa held a video conference with the deputy commissioners of eight districts and expressed concern over Covid-19 cases not decreasing as expected.

7: 15 PM: Earlier in the day, Karnataka Minister K Gopalaiah said that the lockdown will continue until 21 June in the Hassan district of the state.

7:05 PM: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa chairs meeting with Dy CM Dr. CN Ashwathnarayan, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and other senior ministers, on the COVID19 situation in the State.

Karnataka on Wednesday logged 10,959 new cases of COVID-19 and 192 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 27,28,248 and the death toll to 32,291. The day also saw 20,246 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases.

Of 10,959 new cases reported today, 2,395 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 6,185 discharges and 50 deaths. As of June 9 evening, cumulatively 27,28,248 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,291 deaths and 24,80,411 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

Mysuru recorded 22 deaths, Haveri (12), Ballari (11), Dharwad and Shivamogga (9), followed by others. Mysuru accounted for 1,163 deaths, Hassan 745, Tumakuru 662, Dakshina Kannada 594, Shivamogga 562, followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district has now a total of 11,89,541 positive cases, followed by Mysuru 1,54,235 and Tumakuru 1,09,916. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 10,76,247, followed by Mysuru 1,38,304 and Tumakuru 98,977.