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COVID-19: Entire Karnataka under lockdown till March 31, says CM

Bengaluru, March 24 (IANS) In view of increasing number of coronavirus positive cases, the whole of Karnataka will remain under lockdown from Tuesday to March 31, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said.

“After assessing the situation, we have decided to enforce lockdown not just in nine districts but the whole of Karnataka from Tuesday till March 31. I request all residents to cooperate and please stay indoors,” tweeted Yediyurappa.

Earlier, the state announced lockdown in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Kalaburagi, Chikballapur, Mysuru, Madhugiri, Dharwad, Mangaluru and Belagavi districts since most positive cases were reported from there.

Karnataka has 30 districts with a population of over six crore.

–IANS

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