Karnataka announces two week complete lockdown amid COVID-19 surge from May 10

Karnataka announces two week complete lockdown amid COVID-19 surge from May 10 A health worker taking a sample for COVID-19 testing (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday (May 7) announced complete lockdown from May 10-May 24 across the state. The development comes after the state is witnessing a huge surge in COVID-19 cases.

While announcing the lockdown the CM appealed to the migrants workers in the state to not leave as it was only a temporary lockdown.

Meanwhile, state health minister Dr K Sudakhar told PTI that the high number of COVID-19 cases and deaths show that the night curfews were not effective and a complete lockdown was necessary.

Karnataka on Friday reported 48,781 new COVID19 cases. 592 deaths were reported in the state during the same period.

28,623 people were discharged in the last 24 hours according to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka. With this, the total caseload in the state now stands at 18,38,885 while the total deaths is at 17,804. 

The current active cases tally of the state is at 5,36,641. The positivity rate inn the state is currently at 30.69 per cent while the case fatality rate is at a 1.21 per cent.

With inputs from PTI and ANI

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