Karnataka has imposed a two-week complete lockdown from 6 am on May 10 and would end at 6 am on May 25. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the lockdown has been implemented to curb the spike in coronavirus cases in the southern state.
The CM said that delivery of all items will be allowed on e-commerce platforms.
Inter-state and Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles will be allowed only in cases of emergencies.
Earlier, the CM had said that "a lockdown might become inevitable" given the surge in COVID-19 cases and the current situation amid a raging pandemic.
"If people don’t want such measures, then they should wear masks, maintain social distance and cooperate with the government to contain the pandemic. Taking stringent measures are inevitable and will be enforced. What kind of action should be taken will be decided in today and tomorrow’s meetings," Yediyurappa said.
Karnataka added 48,781 cases, of which Bengaluru saw 21,376 cases. The positivity rate in the state is at 30.69 percent, while case fatality was at 1.21 percent.
First Published: IST