New Delhi: The Karnataka government on Thursday announced the decision to extend the existing COVID-19 lockdown in at least 10 districts of the state, including Bengaluru Rural.
This decision comes in view of the current coronavirus situation in the state. Restrictions in Bengaluru Urban, however, have been relaxed till 2 pm starting from June 14.
Meanwhile, in areas where the positivity rate is above the 15 per cent mark (about 11 districts), the corona-induced lockdown will still go on with the pre-existing guidelines, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said today.
These 11 districts — Chikmagalur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Belagavi and Kodagu — have some curbs from June 14 like the opening of essential shops.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Health Minister also added that there will be relaxation for parks as well till 10 am. Furthermore, the night curfew in the state is going to continue.
The weekend curfew, which generally beings from Friday 7 pm and goes on till Monday 5 am will also continue till June 21.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India continues to report less than 1 lakh daily new cases of the novel coronavirus cases, for the third consecutive day on Thursday (June 10, 2021). According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country recorded 94,052 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The cases rose by 1,456 new infections as compared to the previous day when 92,596 new cases were reported on Wednesday. The lowest tally was recorded on June 8 when 86,498 new cases were recorded.
The slight spike in new cases took the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,91,83,121 cases on Thursday, while the total number of active infections stood at 11,67,952 cases.
The country saw discharges outnumbering new Covid-19 cases on Thursday as well, as 1,51,367 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The numbers though promising did show a drop from the previous day’s 1,62,664 discharges on June 9.