A view of the closed retailers throughout the weekend lockdown imposed to include the rise in Coronavirus instances, in Bengaluru
BENGALURU: A choice on imposing lockdown like restrictions on all days of the week in Karnataka, which is dealing with an enormous spike in Covid-19 instances, is likely to be taken by the state cabinet on Monday.
While ministers on Sunday stated a call on this regard was likely throughout the cabinet assembly, official sources stated one other one on the matter of free of price vaccinations may also be taken.
“Weekend curfew restrictions are in place till May 4 and as per the guidelines, it will be there next Saturday, Sunday also.
Discussions are on whether to enforce curfew on weekdays, whether to go for complete lockdown or not,” Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar stated.
Speaking to reporters in Dharwad, he stated it might be mentioned at the cabinet assembly tomorrow, following which Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would announce the choice.
“We are not in favour of lockdown, but the situation is such that we have to impose restrictions to bring things under control…we have to break the chain, it is a matter of 10-12 days, let’s see… once the numbers (cases) come down, restrictions will also reduce,” he added.
The state cabinet is scheduled to meet at 11 am on Monday.
According to Covid-19 pointers which can be in place from April 21 to May 4, evening curfew has been imposed in the complete state from 9 pm to 6 am daily and there will probably be weekend curfew from Friday 9 pm to Monday 6 am.
During the weekend curfew that started on Friday evening, Bengaluru and most different elements of the state wore a abandoned look with companies and eating places remaining shut and autos staying off the roads.
Barring the 6 am to 10 am interval when the public had been allowed to buy important gadgets like milk, groceries and greens, amongst others, folks largely stayed indoors and cooperated by following the restrictions.
Stating that no choice has but been taken by the authorities on lockdown, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan stated it might talk about and take take a call, primarily based on what the CM or the Health Minister locations earlier than the cabinet on this problem.
He stated options have been put ahead for “Janata curfew”, whereby folks voluntarily decide not come out unnecessarily.
However, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated “such proposals (lockdown) did not come during yesterday’s meeting.
So I don’t want to comment on speculations. For now things will continue as it is.”
The state authorities had final week imposed evening and weekend curfew amid intense hypothesis that it could go for lockdown like restrictions in Bengaluru and few different locations, with former Chief Minister and JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy too demanding for it.
State Congress President D Okay Shivakumar had subsequently stated it appeared that the authorities,which had deliberate to impose lockdown final week, modified it, after Prime Minister Nardendra Modi’s tackle to the nation, throughout which he requested states to use it as a final resort.
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