The Karnataka government on Sunday afternoon announced that 9 districts in the State will be under lockdown till March 31, barring essential services. It also announced the imposition of Section 144 across the state for 3 hours – between 9 p.m. (when the “Janata curfew” will end) to 12 midnight.
The nine COVID-19-affected districts are Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada (Mangaluru), Dharwad, Belagavi, Kalaburgi and Chikkablapur.
Announcing these measures after attending a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B. S Yeddyurappa, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that there will be no commercial activity in these districts till March 31.