Bengaluru: Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government decided to extend the lockdown by one more week. Earlier the lockdown restrictions were subsequently imposed till June 7th but due to the high positivity rate, the government took a decision to extend the lockdown till June 14.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa said, “The lockdown restrictions in Karnataka will be in force till June 14, 6 AM. until further notice” As the Covid cases are rising in the rural areas of the state, the government has planned to extend the lockdown to break the chain of the virus.
The Covid Technical Advisory Committee of Karnataka said “We can only offer relaxations in the lockdown restrictions once the positivity rate falls down to 5 percent or below. When the number of cases in the state is less than five thousand, only then the government should plan on easing out the lockdown guidelines”.
The CM of Karnataka also said, “We will be offering relief packages of over 1250 crore to the businesses and the worst-hit sections whose livelihood has been affected due to the second wave of the pandemic”. He further added, “As per the vaccination is concerned, we are planning to vaccinate approx 2 crore people by the end of June”.
Mr. K Sudhakar, the state health minister of Karnataka said, “More than 58 lakhs of vaccines have been supplied to Karnataka this month. Out of 58 lakh doses, 45 lakh vaccines have been provided by the center and the rest have been procured via the state government.”