Amid Unlock 2.0, Karnataka government orders lockdown in containment zones

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As India heralded Unlock 2.0, the Karnataka government said that all government offices, corporations, except those operating and maintaining essential services, shall remain closed on all Saturdays till August 2.

Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the containment zones, it asserted

The government emphasised that similar establishments in Greater Chennai Police Commissionerate areas and in containment zones will not be allowed to open.

The West Bengal government extended lockdown measures in containment zones till July 31 amid rising COVID-19 cases. The state government said cinema halls, schools, colleges, gyms, entertainment parks, political religious and other large gatherings will be prohibited during this time.

Minister of Railways said that it will expand 350 local trains in Mumbai from Wednesday as Unlock 2.0 takes effect.

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