India Covid crisis: Karnataka to enter lockdown as infections surge

Bangalore - It will last 14 days.



By Reuters

Published: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2:23 PM

Last updated: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2:50 PM

The southern Indian state of Karnataka, home to technology and outsourcing hub Bengaluru, will impose a lockdown for 14 days starting from April 27 evening in an effort to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state's chief minister said on Monday.

Karnataka is the latest region to enter a lockdown after similar curbs in many parts of India, which is battling a massive second wave of infections that has pressured its health system.

Bengaluru, a city of 12 million, reported more than 20,000 new infections on Sunday, its highest single-day tally so far and second only to the capital, Delhi.

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