Keeping the check on the rising number of coronavirus cases in India, Karnataka State Government resorted to the last option of undergoing lockdown in the entire state which PM Narendra Modi had mentioned in his last address to the nation.
Karnataka will be undergoing 14 days of strict lockdown from today (28-04-2021) as the state has recorded the highest of 34,000 cases in one day.
Speaking about the lockdown decision, Karnataka Chief Minister Shri BS Yediyurappa said, “COVID curfew will be implemented in the state from tomorrow at 9 pm for the next 14 days.” The CM also said that essential services would however be open from 06:00 ~ 10:00hrs and all shops will be closed after that.
During this period, all schools, colleges, halls, theatres, gyms, bars, religious places, and assembly halls will remain shut. Restaurants and liquor shops have been permitted takeaway and delivery.
The CM also informed that there will be no public transportation available during curfew time and only the construction, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors will be allowed to work.
Additionally, no interstate travel or travel within state permits is not available except for emergencies.
“People will have to cooperate. If they do, we can achieve our target,” said the CM.
The CM also spoke about vaccination where everyone from age 18~44 will be provided free vaccinations.