Cooperate If You Don't Want Lockdown In Bengaluru Again: BS Yediyurappa

“If you don’t need Bengaluru to be sealed as soon as once more please cooperate,” he mentioned. (File)

Bengaluru:

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday requested individuals to cooperate by following the measures put in place for the management of COVID-19 if they do not need one other lockdown or sealing in Bengaluru.

Amid talks about re-imposing lockdown within the metropolis following the current spike in circumstances, the Chief Minister mentioned he’ll maintain discussions on Thursday and Friday relating to the strict measures that must be taken to regulate the virus.

“COVID pandemic is growing, we’re making all efforts and we have now even sealed some areas. Right now afternoon at Krishna (the CM’s house workplace) I’ve referred to as a gathering with Ministers and officers and can talk about the strict measures to be taken to regulate COVID,” Mr Yediyurappa mentioned.

Talking to reporters, he mentioned, “Tomorrow midday I’ve referred to as a gathering of legislators of all political events from Bengaluru and all Ministers from the town to debate with them, search their opinion and take stringent measures.”

Citing a rise in circumstances, Well being Minister B Sriramulu on Tuesday had mentioned the federal government could have to consider imposing lockdown within the metropolis if the scenario continues.

Following this a number of Ministers within the state cupboard on Wednesday had mentioned, any determination on re-imposing lockdown within the metropolis might be taken solely after consulting specialists.

Some stories had even steered {that a} determination on lockdown is probably going on the cupboard assembly scheduled right this moment.

The Chief Minister mentioned there isn’t any lockdown in the complete metropolis, including solely in just a few areas it has been imposed and would proceed.

Involved over the rise in COVID-19 circumstances within the metropolis, Mr Yediyurappa on Monday had directed officers to implement lockdown measures strictly in sure clusters which have reported better variety of coronavirus infections.

Town’s busy Okay R Market and Kalasipalya Market have been sealed for 15 days by the civic physique Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as a part of measures to test the unfold of the lethal virus.

Stating that Bengaluru is a mannequin for the entire nation in COVID-19 administration, Mr Yediyurappa on Thursday mentioned, if you evaluate with different main cities, “we have now not but misplaced management.”

A complete of 1,678 circumstances of COVID-19 have been reported within the metropolis until final night.

This contains 78 deaths and 475 discharges.

The variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the state which stood at 3,408 as of June 1 has crossed the 10,000 mark on Wednesday with the state capital topping the districts within the an infection rely.

In search of public cooperation in controlling the unfold of the virus, Yediyurappa mentioned social distancing and different measures in place weren’t adopted, there was unfold to slums and different locations.

“If you don’t need Bengaluru to be sealed as soon as once more please cooperate and keep distance,” he added.

Mr Yediyurappa additionally mentioned, the federal government has taken all measures for the secure conduct of SSLC (class 10) exams from right this moment, and college students ought to come out and write exams for his or her vivid future.

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