Bengaluru, March 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddiyurappa on Friday ordered all malls, theatres and pubs to be shut for a week starting Saturday following the death of a man due to COVID-19 as well as a rise in positive cases, which stood at six.

“In the light of coronavirus outbreak, I am ordering the closure of malls, theatres and pubs for a week starting Saturday,” said Yediyurappa after a meeting.

The state government has also cancelled marriages and social gatherings fearing the spread of the deadly virus.

Late on Thursday night, Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu confirmed that a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi in the state’s northern region died due to coronavirus.




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