Bengaluru, Apr 20, 2020: The number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has risen to 408, including 16 deaths and 112 discharges. 18 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, PTI reported, quoting the state’s health department as to Yahoo.
The lockdown measures put in place in Karnataka in the last week of March will extend to May 3. The state government had called for a partial shutdown in the state as early as March 13 when pubs, malls and theatres were ordered to be closed. After the Janata Curfew called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 22, Karnataka increased restrictions placed in the state curbing public transport and restricting the movement of people.
The state government extended the restrictions in line with the central government’s decision on April 14. The state government had also withdrawn its notification issued on Saturday allowing the use of two-wheelers within the state.