Bengaluru, Mar 13 : Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced to shut down malls, theaters and colleges for a week beginning Saturday to contain the spread of the pandemic novel coronavirus in the state.
Speaking to the media, the Chief Minister said so after chairing a high-level meeting with the senior officers of the Health Department and heads of a few private hospitals.
This also applies to nightclubs, swimming pools, play areas, music festivals, club events, summer camps, sporting events, weddings, conferences, parties like birthdays and engagements i e all kind of public gatherings. However, the educational institutes with ongoing exams will remain open.
Further, all Information Technology firm employees will be advised to work from home. The decision will be reviewed in a week. Meanwhile, six more positive cases of COVID-19 took the total number of infected toll in Kalaburagi to 11 today after the death of a 76-year-old suspected corona patient from the same district became India's first virus related death on Thursday. (UNI)