With the COVID-19 second wave wreaking havoc in Karnataka and existing curfew steps failing to control the pandemic, the state government announced a complete lockdown on May 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. on May 24.
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa declared shutdown measures and permitted people to purchase essential goods from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the two-week lockdown after a two-hour meeting with officials and ministers earlier in the day.
During the four hours, all shops selling fruits, milk, groceries, vegetables, poultry, and fish are permitted to open. All businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and bars, will be closed. People will not be able to travel between districts unless there is a medical emergency.
All public transportation services, including BMTC and metro trains in Bengaluru and KSRTC in the state, will be shut down, according to the Chief Minister. Both taxis, including auto-rickshaws, will be prohibited from operating on public roads.
The government had previously implemented a COVID-19 curfew that ran from 6 a.m. on April 27 to 6 a.m. on May 12.