No extension of lockdown in Bengaluru, says minister

Lockdown, Bengaluru
A man rides his scooty during the lockdown in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru - Night curfew from 8pm to 5am will continue daily and total lockdown will be observed on Sundays till August 2 across the state.



By IANS

Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 12:16 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 2:26 PM

Ahead of the 9-day Covid lockdown in Bengaluru ending on Wednesday morning, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar reiterated that it would not be extended.
"Lockdown will not be extended after July 22 morning in Bengaluru, as decided by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa," he told reporters after a review meeting of the Covid situation in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts at his home office.
Sudhakar, however, added that night curfew from 8pm to 5am will continue daily and total lockdown will be observed on Sundays till August 2 across the state.
On the advice of health experts, the state government re-imposed the lockdown from 8pm on July 14 to 5am on July 22 to contain the surging Covid cases in the city in the 'unlock' period since June 1.
Asserting that lockdown was not a solution to control the pandemic, Yediyurappa on July 17 said it would not be extended beyond July 22 morning.
The chief minister, however, urged the citizens to stay at home during the lockdown, and wear mask, wash hands and maintain social distancing if going out for buying essentials or on an emergency work.


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