Complete lockdown in Bihar from July 16; Bengaluru shuts down for a week as several states reimpose curbs to check COVID surge
Nearly a dozen states have so far reimposed lockdown in selected areas for varying periods to check the surge in COVID-19, while Bihar on Tuesday extended the curbs to the whole of the state from July 16 to July 31.
A week-long total shutdown came into effect in Bengaluru from 8 pm on Tuesday. Karnataka's Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada districts too will come under lockdown for nine days and seven days respectively from Wednesday.
There was a huge rush of customers at grocery stores and liquor shops ahead of the lockdown.
Besides Karnataka, states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have already announced area-wise lockdown for different durations.
West Bengal on Tuesday extended the total lockdown in containment zones till July 19, the state home department said.
Sikkim also imposed total lockdown in Rongli and Pakyong sub-divisions from 6 AM on Wednesday.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi announced the 15-day total lockdown in the state from July 16. A shutdown had earlier been imposed in nearly a third of its 38 districts.
Coronavirus News Highlights: Complete lockdown in Bihar from July 16; Bengaluru shuts down for a week
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