Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday said the state government could impose lockdown if the necessity arises.
"People need to respond for their own good. If they don't heed then we may have to take stringent measures. If required and if necessity arises, we will impose lockdown," Yediyurappa told reporters in Bidar.
Reacting to queries on the growing coronavirus cases in the state, which saw the numbers breaching 10,000 on Sunday, he said the Prime Minister had also spoken to him about the measures taken by his government.
"(I told him) we have imposed night curfew in the districts where the coronavirus cases are rising," Yediyurappa said.