BSY warns Bengaluru of another lockdown over norms; min says otherwise

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held a high-level meeting of state ministers and officials to discuss the handling of the COVID-19 situation

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The decision came following a meeting called by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa | File Photo

With Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa warning Bengalurians that they should follow social distancing otherwise a full lockdown will be imposed in the city, state Revenue minister R Ashoka on Thursday (June 25) clearing the air on the issue said, a full lockdown in Bengaluru won’t be imposed.

“Lockdown will not be imposed on the entire capital city of Bengaluru,” he said, reported Hindustan Times.

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held a high-level meeting of state ministers and officials to discuss the handling of the COVID-19 situation.

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“COVID-19 cases are increasing in Bengaluru. In its wake, we have sealed some areas in Bengaluru. Today we have called a meeting of ministers and officials where further handling of the situation will be discussed,” Yediyurappa said.

He said that the state government has arranged all facilities to treat COVID-19 patients in Bengaluru.

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“But we are also thinking about the number of cases which is increasing in Bengaluru. I urge people to observe social distancing and maintain proper hygiene if Bengalurians do not want another seal down,” Yediyurappa said.

Yediyurappa had, on Monday, also convened an emergency meeting with ministers and senior officials to evaluate the COVID-19 situation in the state capital.

According to officials, a total number of 10,118 coronavirus cases have been reported in Karnataka, of which 6,151 have recovered while 164 others have lost their lives.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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