Night curfew in Bengaluru and 6 other Karnataka cities; check details
The Karnataka government on April 8 imposed a "night corona curfew" in Bengaluru and six other cities from April 10 to 20 to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions will remain in place between 10 pm and 5 am, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said.
The curfew has been imposed in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi-Manipal cities. Commercial establishments will remain closed during the period and only essential services will be allowed, Yediyurappa said.
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The announcement came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told chief ministers to focus on micro-containment zones and reiterated his call to test, track, treat while pushing for COVID-appropriate behaviour to break the chain of infections.
Speaking to the media, Yediyurappa said essential services would be allowed during the curfew period and urged people not to be complacent. "People should not give room for such an action (lockdown) and should wear masks, maintain social distancing, and not gather at a place," he said.
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