YEDDYURAPPA govt may have to extend lockdown

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KARNATAKA Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa may be compelled to extend the lockdown beyond April 15 in view of increasing cases related to COVID-19 in the southern state and several parts of the country including its neighbouring Maharashtra. Tamil Nadu is yet to succeed in taking on the dragon. The lockdown in the state should continue till April 30, opine some officials assigned to contain the dreaded Wuhan virus. Doctors and top bureaucrats are advising him to extend the closure for another 15 days beyond April 15. The chief minister had not been too keen. Health and family welfare officials and top doctors apprehend that that Covid-19 cases may spurt again once the lockdown is lifted, reports The Deccan Chronicle. The Covid-19 cluster in Nanjanagudu may pass into the community. Even the Centre has advised caution after it assessed the fallout of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Delhi. Considering the movement of construction and migrant workers from Tamil Nadu, the state government may extend the lockdown till the month end, said The Deccan Chronicle citing a senior minister. The chief minister had not been too keen. However, health and family welfare officials and top doctors cautioned him that Covid-19 cases may spurt again once the lockdown is lifted. The Covid-19 cluster in Nanjanagudu may pass into the community. Even the Centre has advised caution after it assessed the fallout of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi. Neighbouring Tamil Nadu is remains among the worst hit states with Covid-19 cases as Team Modi in Delhi is analysing the nationwide mission to curb COVID-19. 

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