14 Days Lockdown Imposed as Guided by Centre

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for states on enforcing 14 days lockdown and marking containment zones, in hope of flattening the curve amid the surge of the second wave of COVID-19.

The Karnataka government has announced 14 days lockdown across the State starting from 9 pm of 27 April 2021, to break the chain of Covid 19 transmission in the State.

Construction, manufacturing and agriculture sectors have been allowed to work. Travel restrictions have also returned as no one will be allowed to travel within or outside the state, except for emergencies.

Karnataka chief minister also informed that government hospitals would provide free vaccinations for those between 18 and 44 years.

In another major decision, the Punjab government imposed an extended night curfew across the state until further notice.

A complete shutdown will be in place in the state from 6 pm to 5 am daily (Monday to Friday), not for other hours of the day.

A weekend lockdown has also been imposed from Friday 6 pm to Monday 5 am, when the state will observe a complete shutdown except for essential services for over two days.