During the press conference, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. (ANI file photo)
Karnataka Coronavirus Lockdown: Yeddyurappa told reporters, ‘I will discuss with the experts and also see how the Kovid situation is improving, after that we will decide.’
Bengaluru Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said on Monday that the next decision regarding the applicable lockdown in the state is likely to be taken on June 4 or 5 after discussion with experts on the Kovid-19 situation. Yeddyurappa told reporters, “I will discuss them (with experts) and also see how the Kovid situation is improving, after that we will decide.”
Earlier, the state Health Minister K Sudhakar had said that the lockdown would have to be decided on scientific basis as its aim is to save the lives of the people and the Chief Minister would take a final decision on this after reviewing the reports from experts and discussing with cabinet colleagues.
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Underlining the importance of technical and medical aspects behind such decisions, he said that the state’s Kovid-19 Technical Consultative Committee (TAC) has prepared a report and suggested future steps, including increasing lockdown. The state is currently under lockdown till June 7.
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Sudhakar said, ‘He (TAC) discussed till late last night. Today they can submit the report to me. I will discuss this with the Chief Minister today. Probably the Chief Minister will discuss this with the cabinet colleagues and take a final decision.
According to reports, the TAC has suggested to the government to extend the lockdown by at least one more week. Revenue Minister R Ashok supported the lockdown and said that the discussion is going on and the Chief Minister will take a decision based on the opinion of experts.