Bangalore now has over 9.5 lakh active cases of Coronavirus.. At present, it is the city with the highest number of COVID-19 infections in India.
On May 7th, the Karnataka Government imposed a 14 day lockdown from May 10th till May 24th. During this two-week lockdown, shops selling essentials will only be allowed to operate between 6am and 10am.
As we’re going through the second wave of the pandemic, it’s crucial for us to be careful. Let’s do everything in our power to keep ourselves and others around us healthy. If you have tested positive with mild symptoms, or if you’re asymptomatic, read these guidelines on home-care for covid patients.
In a tweet on May 10th, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said “I request all citizens to follow the guidelines in letter and spirit. Your cooperation is crucial to contain the spread of the virus. Together we can defeat the pandemic.”
As we begin the 14-day strict restriction to break the chain of infection, I request all citizens to follow the guidelines in letter and spirit. Your cooperation is crucial to contain the spread of the virus. Together we can defeat the pandemic.
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) May 10, 2021
During the current lockdown, all public transportation services have been suspended. This includes BMTC buses as well as the Bangalore metro. In case of emergencies, you will have to use taxis, auto rickshaws or cabs.
If you’re travelling out of town, scheduled flights and trains will continue to ply. Don’t forget to carry a copy of your ticket while commuting to or from the airport or railway stations! This will act as your travel pass.
These measures have been taken by the Government to bring down the spread of COVID-19.
Stay home, stay safe! Let’s get through these uncertain times together. And remember – even when public transportation services do resume, take precautions while using them. We must continue to do so as long as the pandemic continues.
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