Full Lockdown in Karnataka Might be Imposed after 12 May , Says CM Yediyurappa
The Karnataka government had imposed a two-week-long curfew on April 27, which will end on May 12.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday hinted that lockdown will be imposed in the state if people do not cooperate and violate Covid-19 safety protocols.
“As people of the state are not following the COVID protocols. It might be inevitable to go in for a complete lockdown in Karnataka. We will decide in two days,” At this time of crisis, Karnataka has been reporting a record daily Covid-19 cases after Maharashtra. Karnataka’s active caseload breached five-lakh mark with 49,058 fresh COVID-19 infections on Thursday, while the toll stood at 17,212 with 328 fresh deaths.
The state is reporting about 50,000 cases daily and has about 5.5 lakh active cases. The daily fatalities too were exceeding 300. Bengaluru urban district has so far reported 8,87,086 infections and 7,145 deaths.
Separately, the Karnataka government has decided to cap the price of CT-scan and digital X-ray in private hospitals and labs at ₹1,500 and ₹250 respectively on Friday.
Karnataka Health Minister Sudhakar K warned that strict action would be taken against hospitals and labs which violate rules and charge high prices.