Night Curfew To Be Imposed in Karnataka From Tomorrow

Telangana has already announced night curfew and Uttar Pradesh ordered a weekend lockdown. States that led the country in these have opted for - or are contemplating - stronger measures

April 20: Karnataka has joined a long line of states that have declared curfew on nights and weekends to put brakes on the unchecked progress of coronavirus. The curfew will begin at 9 pm on Friday and continue till to 6 am on Monday. The 9-pm to 6 am night curfew will be in place across the state from April 21 to May 4.

Karnataka — whose Covid numbers have been spiralling with a positivity rate above 12 per cent — took the hard measure after Chief Minister BS Yedyurappa tested positive for Covid for a second time.

From hospital, the Chief Minister held an all-party virtual meeting yesterday to decide on the way forward for the state.

Telangana has already announced night curfew and Uttar Pradesh ordered a weekend lockdown. States that led the country in these have opted for — or are contemplating — stronger measures.

Delhi became the first to declare a week-long lockdown yesterday. It was followed by Jharkhand.

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