IN Karnataka, lockdown likely to continue till May 15


B S Yeddyurappa headed Karnataka  Government is considering the graded lifting of the ongoing lockdown in the southern state following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The state government has decided to continue the lockdown till May 15. However, relaxations will be allowed in the green zones and places other than the containment areas, says The Deccan Chronicle. Majority of the deputy commissioners and top bureaucrats while participating in a video conference with the Chief Minister said it would be better to continue the lockdown till May 15. Immediate relaxation may trigger adverse consequences in the containment zones, where the number of positive cases is higher, the English daily published from Bengaluru said. The chief minister said though the lockdown will go on till May 15, the government would allow commercial and industrial activities in the green zones. Senior ministers who attended the video conference said that the government is likely to allow industrial activities in areas other than containment zones, except in Bengaluru. It may allow industrial activities in the rural parts of Bengaluru to use minimum labor. Yeddyurappa had expressed this opinion when he attended the prime minister Narendra Modi’s video conference with other CMs.  Karnataka working out exit lockdown plan to resume economic activities amid advisory of the medical professionals making mandatory wearing masks by people outside their homes. (photo courtesy to The Economic Times)

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