NEW DELHI: Amid the surge in coronavirus cases, a complete lockdown will be imposed in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, from 8pm on Saturday (July 4) till 5am on Monday (July 6).
BBMP commissioner Anil Kumar said the annoucement was made by as per the instructions by Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in view of Covid-19.
During the lockdown, sale of essential items will be allowed, including meat shops.
“Police action will be taken against people who are found roaming outside unnecessarily,” the BBMP commissioner said.
Earlier, the Karnataka Covid-19 Task Force decided to set up booth-level committees across the state including 8,800 in Bengaluru for effective monitoring and surveillance.
The task force also released detailed guidelines for home isolation for asymptomatic cases including 17 days ‘home isolation’ for patients below 50 years of age. It also warned of legal action against those health workers for disrespect to the bodies.
Medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar on Friday said the local management will be strengthened for effective monitoring and surveillance of Covid-19 cases.
“There will be booth-level task force committees throughout the state right from the village to Bengaluru.
These task force committees will act at the ultra local level. The task force will act as a structural and functional unit of Covid-19 dealing with monitoring, surveillance, checking of all the ILI cases, ambulances and hospitals,” he added.
He also said home isolation duration has been increased from 14 to 17 days.
In view of the spurt in Covid-19 cases, the task force also recommended antigen tests in crowded areas to check whether there was community spread.
To a question on closing down the border, the minister said there is no question of lockdown.


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