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Decision on extending statewide ‘lockdown’ on May 23: Karnataka CM


Yediyurappa announces relief package for weaker sections


Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that a decision on extending the ‘lockdown’ kind of situation in the state will be taken on May 23.

The Chief Minister was addressing a presser on Wednesday during which he announced a relief package for various sectors like vegetable vendors, auto drivers and others.

Responding to a query, Yediyurappa said that in the current situation, the ‘corona curfew’ will continue till 6 am on May 24. On May 23, the government will take a call on whether the curfew should be extended or not.

Recoveries up, but cases not down

Karnataka has reported the highest number of recoveries from the dread virus in the last two days, but despite that the state is also witnessing around 30,000 Covid-positive cases on a daily basis.

The Yediyurappa government is under tremendous pressure, even from the opposition JDS and Congress parties, to announce a ‘complete lockdown’, but the government also has to keep in mind the financial crunch and the hardships to citizens before taking such a step.


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