Taking a decision in response to the rising Covid-19 cases and pressure from the media and the Opposition, Karnataka government has announced a daily dusk-to-dawn curfew starting June 29 and a total lockdown on all Sundays starting July 5.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday.
“Starting July 5, every Sunday will be under a total lockdown in the entire state,” DH quoted Bommai as said. “Also, we have decided to impose a curfew starting Monday from 8 pm to 5 am every day. Right now, the curfew timing is 9 pm to 5 am, but it’ll be advanced by an hour to 8 pm,” it quoted.
However, movement of essential goods and supplies will be allowed on Sundays, the government said.
Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Bengaluru Covid-19 in-charge minister R Ashoka, Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar and others were present at the meeting.