CM says decision to impose night curfew in other districts to be taken on Tuesday
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced that the government will extend the current night curfew (‘corona’ curfew) in Bengaluru and 7 other cities of the state beyond April 20, while it will announce an extension of the curfew to other districts on the same day.
The Chief Minister was addressing the media after chairing an emergency meeting on Friday morning with Health officials. The discussions lasting around 90 minutes were attended by Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar, BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, IAS officers EV Ramana Reddy, Tushar Girinath and Jawaid Akhtar, and others.
“Nothing has been decided but we will take a call on which districts need to come under night curfew in the coming days,” the CM said. “Covid cases have increased a lot in Bengaluru and in the state. I have collected information from the officers and will take a call on April 20 on extending night curfew to other districts too,” he added.
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Yediyurappa warned reporters not to compare Karnataka with other states like Delhi and Maharashtra. He said, “The situation in Karnataka is different from other states and we are studying the pattern. Do not compare Karnataka with other states. We are in discussions and the next course of action will be announced on April 20.”
Later, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the Chief Minister has called a meeting of all Bengaluru MLAs on Sunday morning, and the CM will also chair an all-party meeting at 4 pm on Sunday.
Currently, night curfew is in force till April 20 in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumkur and Udupi-Manipal from 10 pm to 5 am.
Bengaluru on Thursday recorded 10,497 new coronavirus cases, its highest single-day rise since the pandemic broke out. Statewide, Karnataka reported 14,738 cases and 66 deaths, taking the state’s active caseload to 96,561 and Covid death toll to 13,112.