Karnataka wants full lockdown, senior government official says


Amid rising coronavirus cases in Karnataka, the state government wants to impose a full lockdown every day of the week, Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar confirmed on Saturday. Kumar hinted that more containment-type measures would be implemented in Karanataka to curb the spread of COVID-19 and added that Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s office is expected to respond to a call for the imposition of lockdown on Monday. “The government of Karnataka wants to do it,” Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar told the Deccan Herald.

It should be noted that in addition to the nighttime curfew, the weekend curfew is also in place in Karnataka until Monday morning. “But, people don’t want it. People want it all to be released and their attitude is that those who die can die. What can we do? ”Kumar said.

Karnataka’s Health Minister K Sudhakar also said cabinet members will hold discussions on imposing stricter measures at Monday’s meeting. “All of our Cabinet colleagues will speak. Finally, the CM and the Cabinet will decide, ”Sudhakar said.

Notably, the Karnataka COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee also recommended the imposition of strict restrictions, including lockdown for 14 days to break the chain.

TAC members also said the state would be hit by the third wave of COVID-19 in October-November and insisted the government complete vaccination of vulnerable age groups before the next wave.

Karnataka broke the 13 lakh infection mark on Saturday with the highest single-day peak of 29,438 infections.


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