From July 5, complete lockdown in Karnataka on Sunday's

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From July 5, complete lockdown in Karnataka on Sunday's
From July 5, complete lockdown in Karnataka on Sunday's

New Delhi : The state government has decided that from July 5, complete lockdown will be observed on Sundays in Karnataka. No activities, except essential services will be allowed on the day.

Monday onwards, night curfew will start from 8 pm from the earlier 9 pm, but the end time of 5 am will remain, officials said.

All government offices will have a five-day week with Saturday as holiday.

On Saturday, Karnataka reported 918 coronavirus cases, its highest single day spike. The total cases in the state have climbed to 11,923; so far 7,287 have recovered and 191 have died.

The commissioner of the civic agency BBMP will now work on setting up more wholesale markets to avoid crowding at grocery stores.

The state government asked officers to have a centralised bed allocation system to speed up hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients.

The number of ambulances to carry patients will be raised to 250; separate ambulances will be arranged to carry bodies of COVID victims.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister has asked the administrations to keep wedding halls, hostels and other institutions in Bengaluru ready to be converted into COVID-19 care centres and to use railway coaches with beds as additional facilities.

India has crossed 5-lakh mark of coronavirus cases, with 1.98 lakh active cases and 15,685 deaths till date.