Karnataka extended lockdown till June 14

7:03 PM, Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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bs Yedyurappa Bengaluru: Karnataka has extended the lockdown till June 14. The restrictions will be in force till 6 am on June 14, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Thursday.

The Chief Minister yesterday said COVID-19 cases are high in rural areas and any move to ease the lockdown would have to be carefully worked out.

The state’s Covid technical advisory committee in a report to the government has said positivity rate has to come below 5 per cent and the number of cases should be below 5,000, and only then the restrictions may be eased.

“We have extended the lockdown for another week because in the villages, the Covid situation is worst… If case come down to 5 per cent, we will give relief to everybody,” Mr Yediyurappa said.

He announced cash relief to different groups including film and TV industry workers, fishing community, ASHA and anganwadi workers, weavers, and people working in places of worship.


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