Karnataka Bangalore News August 6 Highlights: Taking into account the possibility of the virus spreading into the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, all Karnataka districts bordering these states will have a weekend curfew, CM Basavaraj Bommai announced on Friday. He added that a detailed order mentioning the guidelines will be issued soon.
At the same time, the state government has also decided to extend the night curfew, observed daily across all 30 districts, by an hour. “Night curfew will now be imposed from 9 pm till 5 am daily. At present, the same used to be in place only from 10 pm,” Bommai said.
Meanwhile, the allocation of portfolios to the 29 ministers inducted into the newly formed cabinet in Karnataka is also expected to be announced later on Friday. While some ministers, of the 23 who were retained from the previous Yediyurappa-led cabinet hope to retain the portfolio they held formerly, others are hoping to get bigger portfolios.