No question of lockdown in Karnataka, but people must follow COVID-19 norms, says BS Yediyurappa
The chief minister has convened an all-party meet on 18 April to discuss the future course of action, as the state recorded 6,760 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours
Bidar: Ruling out the possibility of a lockdown in Karnataka to contain the spread of coronavirus , Chief Minister BS Yediyurapa on Tuesday said he has convened an all party meeting on 18 April to decide the future course of action.
"There is no question of lockdown," Yediyurappa told reporters in Bidar.
The CM also clarified that the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has not recommended any lockdown. "I am in the TAC. No one has recommended a lockdown," Yediyurappa said.
Besides former chief ministers Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy and Congress state chief DK Shivakumar, the members of Technical Advisory Committee members will attend the meeting on 18 April.
Emphasising on public support to contain the spread of the pandemic, he said the night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am has already been imposed. "People have to cooperate by wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene and physical distancing. There is no other way. With folded hands I want to ask the people to cooperate," Yediyurappa said.
He also wished everyone peace and happiness on the occasion of Ugadi. "May the difficulties in life go away from everyone's life. May this coronavirus pandemic too go away," Yediyurappa said in his Ugadi message.
Class 11 students will be promoted on the basis of the internal marks. The schools will have to undertake bridge courses once the new session starts.
Responding to reports of at least 4,065 beds being blocked, the state ordered an investigation and promised to act ‘mercilessly’ against those found guilty
State minister S Suresh Kumar said it is yet to be ascertained if all patients died due to oxygen shortage and ordered the district administration to submit a death audit report