Karnataka Lockdown News: Total lockdown in Karnataka after May 12 contemplated | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: With Covid cases still on the rise despite one week of curfew, the state government is actively considering the option of imposing a complete lockdown at least for two weeks after May 12, official sources said.
The two-week curfew from April 27 is seen to have yielded partial results, with the government allowing many sectors, including manufacturing, construction and garments factories, to operate with 50% staff and vehicle movement virtually remaining unchecked. The Covid surge is also continuing probably because of people’s recent exodus from Bengaluru to the hinterlands due to the curfew.
Experts have reportedly suggested chief minister BS Yediyurappa go in for a complete lockdown without any relaxation at least till May-end so that the pandemic starts receding by mid-June in other districts. They predict cases may start declining by this weekend. The cabinet met on Tuesday reportedly to deliberate the outcome of the present curfew and the possible steps after May 12.
“We will take stock of the situation on May 10 and decide on the further course of action based on experts’ suggestions,” Yediyurappa told reporters after the cabinet meeting.
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