Bengaluru: After Bengaluru and Dakshina Kannada districts announced lockdown, Dharwad administration also imposed lockdown, in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19.
While Dharwad will be under lockdown for nine days from July 15, in Dakshina Kannada it will be for a week from Wednesday night.
Administrations in the two districts have taken this decision after discussing with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa at the video conference chaired by him with Deputy Commissioners, Zilla Panchayat CEOs and Superintendent of Police of various districts.
“It was the opinion of the people of Dharwad district that lockdown has to be enforced for a few days… it is also the opinion of the district administration too.
In this regard, I have discussed with the Chief Minister during video conferencing and sought his permission.He said district administration can take the decision,” Minister Jagadish Shettar, who is in-charge of Dharwad district, told reporters.
It has been decided to enforce lockdown in Dharwad district from 10 am on July 15 to 8 pm on July 24, he said.
Formal circular, order and guidelines will be issued by the district administration, he said, as he sought cooperation of the people and appealed them to stay at home, maintain social distancing and wear masks.