Bengaluru: Curfew will be imposed in the Bengaluru city starting 8 PM on Saturday (July 11, 2020) till 5 AM on Monday (July 13, 2020) to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City, Bhaskar Rao, said, "Curfew will prevail in Bangalore City Commissionerate from 8 pm today to 5 am on Monday."
He also requested all Bangalureans to cooperate and stay home.
"This is in the public interest. Those moving without reason will be dealt with legally," said Rao.
Curfew will prevail in Bangalore City Commissionerate from 8 pm today to 5 am on Monday. Requesting all Bangalureans to cooperate and stay home. This is in public interest. Those moving without reason will be dealt with legally..
— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) July 11, 2020
In other news, Bengaluru city and Bengaluru rural will go under total lockdown for a week starting from July 14 to July 23.
All essential services including supply of milk, vegetables, fruits, medicines and groceries will continue uninterrupted. I appeal to people to cooperate with the government, follow all guidelines, take all precautionary steps and help us contain the pandemic. (2/2)
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 11, 2020
The move comes after the increasing number of cases in the State, especially in the capital city.
Earlier on Friday, Karnataka reported 2,313 new coronavirus positive infections.
According to the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, Karnataka has witnessed a total of 33,418 COVID-19 confirmed cases, out of which 19,039 are still active.
The State has also reported 543 coronavirus deaths.