After Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the Karnataka Government also imposed a night curfew in six cities including Bengaluru.
The imposed night curfew would begin from 10:00 P.M., and would continue till 5:00 A.M. Only essential commodities, food delivery and medical shops would be open. In addition, mass gathering and other public events are prohibited. A fine of Rs. 250 would also be imposed on people violating COVID-19 guidelines of wearing masks.
The Karnataka Government, on the 8th of April, issued an official notification regarding the night curfew. The decision was taken in the wake of the increasing number of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases.
The curfew, which would remain in effect till the 20th of April, has been imposed in Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumkur and Udupi-Manipal.
The Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa said, “Essential services will continue.” He said, “Without imposing night corona curfew in the state, we have selected some district centres…we want to see how effective it will be, if things don’t come under control, we may have to extend it to the entire State.”
Karnataka is among 10 states besides Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kerala and Punjab that have shown a steep rise in the daily cases of the Novel Coronavirus. The State currently has 50,000 active cases and accounted for 84.21 % of the recorded 1.26 lakh new infections on the 8th of April.
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