Liquor rush in Karnataka after govt announces 2-week curfew

After Karnataka government announced a 14-day curfew in the state amid the raging pandemic, a long queue was seen outside a liquor shop in Bengaluru. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in a press conference on April 26 said that all commercial activities will remain prohibited much like the weekend curfew in the state. Only essential services will be allowed between 6pm - 10 am. Public transport will also remain shut during lockdown. The state recorded 34,804 COVID-19 cases on April 25, its highest ever single-day count. Karnataka has 2.62 lakh active cases, only behind Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.