Health News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, May 7:-Karnataka chief minister (CM) B S Yediyurappa on Friday (May 7) gave an ample hint of enforcing the lockdown in the state in an effort to regulate spread of coronavirus infection. By saying so, he dropped hints of a possible lockdown announcement in a couple of days in Karnataka.
Addressing the media persons in the city BS Yediyurappa said that the second corona wave has been sweeping the state extensively. He observed that the people have not been extending wholehearted cooperation to the Janata curfew by following the guidelines. Therefore, he said, stricter measures would have to be imposed to get some good result. He added that discussions with officials and experts about the desirability of imposition of lockdown would be held Friday and Saturday before taking a decision in two days.
“The people have to cooperate with us. In order to drive the disease away, people have to wear masks, maintain social distance, lay stress on hygiene and cleanliness and follow other rules,” he narrated.
Senior officials of the health department, DCM and Covid task force chief Dr Ashwasth Narayan, Ministers Laxman Savadi, Dr K Sudhakar, R Ashoka and Arvind Limbavali were present in the meeting.
CM Yediyurappa will hold Covid-19 review meeting on Friday evening in Bengaluru with ministers and top officials in the government. It is also said that during the lockdown government may allow essential services and medical services.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)