Karnataka CM extends Lockdown till 7 June

10:53 PM, Friday, May 21st, 2021

lock down Bengaluru : The Karnataka government has extended the state-wide lockdown or restrictions till June 7. The lockdown in the state was announced first on May 10 and is in place till May 24. The government has now decided to extend the lockdown by another two weeks and the lockdown in Karnataka will be in force till 6 am on June 7.

Speaking to the media, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the decision has been taken after a meeting with officials and ministers. “We had a meeting with senior officials and ministers. We have taken a decision on lockdown. We had strict restrictions till May 24. As per the opinion of experts, we are extending the strict restrictions till June 7 at 6 am,” he said.

The CM added that there are no changes in the restrictions but noted that people were not following the lockdown norms and has allowed the police authorities to take action against the violators.

Public transportation, including RTC buses and Bangalore Metro services, will continue to remain prohibited except for emergencies, like getting vaccinated or for the movement of those employed in essential services. Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, and animal fodder shall be allowed to function from 6 am to 10 am.

The number of fresh Covid-19 cases in Karnataka is witnessing a decline, as the state on Thursday reported 28,869 new cases, which was outnumbered by recoveries with 52,257 discharges.

However, the number of fatalities continued to remain high at 548.

While the total number of infections in the state so far stood at 23,35,524, the death toll was at 23,854.

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