DHARWAD: Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday afternoon announced that nine COVID-19-affected districts, including Dharwad, will be under complete shutdown till March 31.
The nine COVID-19-affected districts are Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada (Mangaluru), Dharwad, Belagavi, Kalaburgi and Chikkablapur.
Announcing these measures after attending a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B. S Yeddyurappa, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that there will be no non-essential commercial activity in these districts till March 31.
Only essential services such as pharmaceuticals, grocery and agricultural services will be operational, according to Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai.