Bengaluru, April 25
A choice on imposing lockdown-like restrictions on all days of the week in Karnataka, which is dealing with an enormous spike in COVID-19 circumstances, is likely to be taken by the state cabinet on Monday.
While ministers on Sunday mentioned a call on this regard was likely throughout the cabinet assembly, official sources mentioned one other one on the matter of free of price vaccinations may also be taken.
“Weekend curfew restrictions are in place until May 4 and as per the tips, will probably be there subsequent Saturday, Sunday additionally.
Discussions are on whether or not to implement a curfew on weekdays, whether or not to go for full lockdown or not,” Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar mentioned.
Speaking to reporters in Dharwad, he mentioned it will be mentioned at the cabinet assembly tomorrow, following which Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would announce the resolution.
“We are not in favour of lockdown, but the situation is such that we have to impose restrictions to bring things under control…we have to break the chain, it is a matter of 10-12 days, let’s see… once the numbers (cases) come down, restrictions will also reduce,” he added.
The state cabinet is scheduled to meet at 11 am on Monday.
According to COVID-19 tips which might be in place from April 21 to May 4, evening curfew has been imposed in the whole state from 9 pm to 6 am on daily basis and there will likely be weekend curfew from Friday 9 pm to Monday 6 am.
During the weekend curfew that started on Friday evening, Bengaluru and most different elements of the state wore a abandoned look with companies and eating places remaining shut and autos staying off the roads.
Barring the 6 am to 10 am interval when the public had been allowed to buy important objects like milk, groceries and greens, amongst others, individuals largely stayed indoors and cooperated by following the restrictions.
Stating that no resolution has but been taken by the authorities on lockdown, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan mentioned it will focus on and take take a call, based mostly on what the CM or the Health Minister locations earlier than the cabinet on this challenge.
He mentioned recommendations have been put ahead for “Janata curfew”, whereby individuals voluntarily decide not come out unnecessarily.
However, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai mentioned “such proposals (lockdown) didn’t come throughout yesterday’s assembly.
So I do not need to remark on speculations. For now issues will proceed as it’s.”
The state authorities had final week imposed evening and weekend curfew amid intense hypothesis that it could go for lockdown like restrictions in Bengaluru and few different locations, with former Chief Minister and JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy too demanding for it.
State Congress President D Okay Shivakumar had subsequently mentioned it appeared that the authorities, which had deliberate to impose lockdown final week, modified it, after Prime Minister Nardendra Modi’s deal with to the nation, throughout which he requested states to use it as a final resort. — PTI