Police personnel checking people coming out on road during the lockdown in Bengaluru (ANI Photo)

As part of Karnataka government’s lockdown plan to contain the spread of coronavirus, all essential shops in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts, except pharmacies, to remain shut.
* Update at 9.01am: 1,43,81,303 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 20th July. Of these 3,33,395 were tested yesterday, reports ANI quoting Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
*Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa will decide on extension of the lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts on Tuesday after meeting ministers and officers, according to medical education minister K Sudhakar.
* Karnataka’s Covid-19 recovery rate will improve after a week, says medical education minister K Sudhakar
*After nearly losing the Covid plot, the BBMP has set up a task force to improve early detection of cases and contact tracing.
*While complaints of private ambulance providers fleecing Covid-19 patients are on the rise, the Karnataka transport department is yet to fix fares for the emergency vehicles unlike states such as Maharashtra.

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