New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Karnataka government has announced a 10-day lockdown in Bengaluru from July 14 in wake of the unabated rise in coronavirus cases in the capital city. The lockdown will come into force from 8 pm on July 13 and continue till 5 am on July 22, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Saturday.

Earlier, the government had announced lockdown till 5 am on July 23. But, the Chief Minister's Office later issued a clarification saying that a complete lockdown will be imposed in urban and rural districts of Bengaluru till 5 am on July 22. 

During this period hospitals facilities, groceries, milk, vegetables, medicines and other daily use items will be available, also already scheduled Medical exams will be held.

Asking people to join hands in controlling COVID-19 by remaining at home during the lockdown, he said, "While going to purchase daily use items, maintain social distance, wear masks, and follow all the guidelines related to lockdown."

Yediyurappa complemented the efforts of COVID-19 warriors like Asha workers, Doctors, Medical staff, police, officials, Media and others who are working to control the spread of virus.

As of July 11 evening, cumulatively 36,216 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 613 deaths and 14,716 discharges, a government bulletin said.

Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 16,862 infections.

Several other states have extended the lockdown amid rising cases. West Bengal and Maharashtra had announced a lockdown till July 31 and has stopped flights from worst-affected cities till July 19. Nagaland has also extended the lockdown till July 31. Guwahati will also be under lockdown till July 19.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta