Karnataka: Calls for district-specific curbs grow louder | Bengaluru News – Times of India

As fear of another total lockdown looms large across the state following the sudden surge in the number of Covid cases, particularly in Bengaluru, the demand for the decentralised Covid management is growing louder.
In the old Mysuru region, experts and the public are demanding district-specific decisions.
According to the public, presently, decisions on curbs are being taken according to conditions in Bengaluru.
However, unlike Bengaluru, which has 9,575 active cases, Chamarajanagar district has just six active cases.
Similarly, this number is 38 in Chikkamagaluru, 43 in Kodagu, 86 in Mandya, 104 in Hassan, and in Mysuru the number of active cases is 131.
On Tuesday, Haveri district did not report even a single fresh case, while Yadgir had only one.
JSS AHER pro-chancellor B Suresh said district-specific decisions will help in forming policy based on the local factors. “The policies can be taken as per the prevailing conditions in specific localities through this,” he observed.
Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) director CK Ganesh also echoed a similar opinion. He observed that the situation is different in Bengaluru and other districts.
“Stopping the commercial activities in tier II cities and villages citing Covid-19 outbreak is not rational. If the
situation demands, the government can curb the people’s movement to Bengaluru to avoid the spread of the
infection,” he said.
“The government should prepare a scientific tool to make decisions. As the decisions related to lockdown,
school closure, etc have a severe impact on the public, it should not impose any unilateral decision,” said Ajay H, a
techie from Mysuru.

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