Karnataka government on June 11 extended the lockdown in the state by a week till June 21. At present, Karnataka is under lockdown till June 14. There are indications that the government is likely to go for graded relaxation of restrictions in districts that have less positivity rate.
The decision was made following a review meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Karnataka chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, along with senior ministers and officials.
For the 11 districts – Chickmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Belagavi, and Kodagu where the positivity rate continues to be high, the current restrictions will continue.
However, the night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am will continue across all districts. The weekend curfew from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday also continues to be in place, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar told the media.
“Without the cooperation of the citizens, it will be very difficult. Till the two doses of vaccines are given to all the people, the chances of (cases) spiking is like a hanging sword, so we need to be extremely careful,” he added.
Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 11,042 new cases and 194 Covid deaths over the past 24 hours, with Bengaluru Urban clocking 2,191 cases.