Will Karnataka Extend Lockdown Beyond May 24? CM BS Yediyurappa Issues Statement
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has hinted at extending COVID-19 lockdown beyond May 24. Speaking to reporters, Yediyurappa asserted that talks are on regarding extending the lockdown in the state but no decision has been taken yet on the matter. “I’m discussing it, will let you know. No decision has been taken yet. Till May 24 there is already a lockdown, and after a couple of days, we will take a final call on how long to extend it,” Yediyurappa told reporters yesterday after meeting with senior ministers and officials of all districts.
Earlier Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka had favoured the extension of the total shutdown in the state, saying lockdown in Maharashtra and Delhi reduced Covid cases in the worst-affected states, positive cases will also decline in our state if the 14-day lockdown is extended beyond May 24.
He had said that Cabinet ministers involved in the fight against the pandemic will meet before the present lockdown ends to assess the situation to decide on the next course of action in containing the disease.
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