As per reports, the Karnataka government has decided to impose a 33-hour long lockdown in Bengaluru and adjoining areas amid an increase in coronavirus cases. The 33-hour long lockdown will start today from 8 pm and will go on till Monday 5 am, the decision has been taken to cut down the transmission in the capital city.
According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) commissioner Anil Kumar the instructions of lockdown but given by CM BS Yediyurappa today as coronavirus cases are increasing at a high rate. Anil also added that people will have access to buy essential services only and if anybody is found roaming outside strict action will be taken.
Karnataka government imposes 33-hour long lockdown in Bengaluru
The Karnataka government will set up booth-level committees to monitor the COVID-19 situation across the state and patients aged below 50 will be under home isolation for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. The decision regarding booth-level committees was taken on Friday and it will consist of one member from the state health department, police force, local municipalities, and volunteers.
Currently, there are 19,710 coronavirus cases in Karnataka out of which 8,805 have recovered and 293 patients have died. The Karnataka government has also decided to increase the number of testing capacity across the state from 15,000 samples a day to 25,000 samples.