Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20
COVID-19-related restrictions like the 'corona curfew' that are in place will continue and the government will decide on the future course of action aimed at controlling its spread on April 20, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday. He chaired an emergency meeting to review the COVID-19 situation across Karnataka, with Health Minister K Sudhakar and top officials for about one-and-half hours.
Situation in Bengaluru, few other places going out of control
"We have discussed the report from experts. The curfew that is in place between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am at some district centers will continue and we are thinking about in which other districts it needs to be extended. No other decision has been taken today," Yediyurappa said. He added that the COVID-19 situation was going out of control in Bengaluru and few other places.
We'll review the situation again: CM
The Chief Minister said, "After this week, (on April 20) we will sit once again and discuss and come to a decision depending on the advice of the Prime Minister and what decisions other states will take." "I have gathered all the information. We have discussed this on priority and we will take all the necessary measures at the earliest," he added.
TAC has recommended rigorous curfew-like restrictions
According to the sources, the State's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on COVID-19 has reportedly recommended more rigorous curfew-like restrictions and enforcement measures in the state. In response to a question about the strict measures being taken by states like Delhi, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, among others, Yediyurappa said that an appropriate decision will be taken.
Seven districts are under a 'corona curfew'
Following the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister last week had announced a "corona curfew" in seven district centers of the state along with Manipal, from April 10 to April 20, aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19.
State Government has convened an all-party meeting on April 18
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the State Government has convened an all-party meeting on April 18 at 4:00 pm to discuss strategies to control the infection spread. Health Minister said that a meeting of legislators and Ministers in Bengaluru has been called on April 18 morning on measures that need to be taken to control the spread and regarding treatment for patients.
Karnataka logged 14,738 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday
Karnataka, on Thursday, reported its biggest-single day spike of 14,738 new cases of COVID-19, of which 10,497 were from Bengaluru Urban alone and 66 deaths. The state reported 11,09,650 COVID-19 cases and 13,112 COVID-19 deaths. The total number of active cases in Karnataka is 96,561.