BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s high-tech hub of Bengaluru will go back into a coronavirus lockdown for a week on Tuesday after a surge of infections, threatening to derail government efforts to revive a stuttering economy.
Employees walk in front of a building dubbed the “washing machine”, a well-known landmark built by Infosys at the Electronics City IT district in Bangalore, February 28, 2012. Picture taken on February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
Places of worship, public transport, government offices and most shops will shut down again from the evening, and people will be confined to their homes, only allowed out for essential needs.
Schools, colleges and restaurants will stay shut, authorities said.
Bengaluru, home to some of the world’s biggest IT companies, such as Infosys (INFY.NS), had only about 1,000 novel coronavirus cases in mid-June and was seen to have done better than other parts of the India in