“No extension after June 7, if…” Karnataka Lockdown News. – BS Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has stated that extending the Karnataka lockdown beyond June 7 may not be necessary if the public cooperates and the number of Covid-19 cases decreases.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has stated that extending the lockdown beyond June 7 may not be necessary if the public cooperates and the number of Covid-19 cases decreases.

The State government’s decision on the lockdown would be based on public participation and the decrease of Covid cases. Lockdown has been imposed by the state until June 7.

Following the Centre’s decision to continue with the Covid-19 restrictions till June 30, there were rumors that the government would extend the lockdown once again.

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“The lockdown will last until June 7. We will make subsequent judgments based on the scenario. For the time being, it will remain there until June 7. Until then, all of the necessary strict steps will be taken “According to Yeddyurappa.

According to PTI, after a three-hour meeting with MPs, lawmakers, and public representatives from Mysuru, Hassan, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, and Vijayapura districts, the Chief Minister stressed that any future action will be based on the circumstances and the drop in cases.

“People will have to participate if the subject of extending it (the lockdown) beyond June 7 does not arise. We shall put out our best efforts “he stated

The state administration had first declared a 14-day lockdown beginning April 27, but when the number of cases grew, it ordered a total lockdown from May 10 to May 24. It was extended till June 7 thanks to the effectiveness of the lockdown and expert guidance.

According to a report by PTI, State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that the lockdown may be prolonged till June 30 due to a directive from the Centre, and that the Chief Minister will make a decision after meeting with his ministers.

“The positive rate hasn’t gone down entirely; it needs to fall below 10%,” he added. “In rural regions, there are roughly 22,000-23,000 cases; it needs to fall below 10,000; even the number of deaths needs to go down; only then will we be able to manage the health system.”

On Thursday, the Centre urged states and union territories to keep the Covid-19 rules in place until June 30 and to take intensive and local containment measures in regions with a high number of cases to prevent the deadly disease from spreading.

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