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Schools will remain closed for two weeks in Bengaluru; the night curfew will continue.

Following a surge in COVID cases, the government has decided to close the schools except for classes 10 and12 students in Bengaluru. The students studying in classes below class 10 will attend online classes. These rules apply to Bengaluru only, said Revenue Minister R Ashoka.

The decision was taken after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s meeting with the COVID-19 TAC members and ministers.

Ashoka said that following an increase in the number of Covid cases in Bengaluru, where the majority of the cases are being reported from, it was decided to implement stricter curbs in the state capital, he said.

All the degree colleges except medical and nursing colleges will remain closed for two weeks in Bengaluru, said the minister.

Ashoka said the night curfew will continue in the state for the next two weeks and a weekend curfew has been imposed for the next two weeks. The new rules come into force from tomorrow at 10 pm.

Restrictions have been imposed on marriages; only 100 people are allowed to take part in indoor marriages and 200 people are allowed to participate in outdoor marriages.  Mass gatherings, protests rallies are not permitted for the next two weeks. Bars, pubs, restaurants work at 50 percent, said Ashoka

During weekend curfew only emergency services will be available.

Dr. Sudhakar stated that Bengaluru reported 3,048 cases on Tuesday, with the number expected to rise in the coming days. He also stated that the COVID positivity rate in the previous six months was 0.16 percent, but it increased to 3.12 percent on Tuesday.

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