Bengaluru (Karnataka), April 9 -- : In view of the surge in the coronavirus cases, a night curfew will be enforced in Bengaluru and six other cities in Karnataka from 10 pm to 5 am starting Saturday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced.

The curfew will remain in place till April 20, Yediyurappa said while addressing a press conference after attending the virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

He said, "'Corona curfew' (night curfew) will be imposed between 10 pm-5 am from April 10th to April 20th in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumkuru, Udupi-Manipal. Essential services will be exempted from these."

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