The state cabinet on Thursday recommended extension of the lockdown by another 15 days. However, the government is yet to take a call on it as Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has made clear that any decision will be taken only after the tele-meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
Later, Yediyurappa said a majority of his cabinet colleagues had recommended extending the lockdown. “We haven’t decided anything. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with chief ministers on Friday and I will convey our cabinet’s views. Karnataka will decide as per the directions issued by the Prime Minister,” he said.
Yediyurappa also appealed to citizens to not step out of their houses till April 14.
He said around 10,000 vehicles have been seized in Bengaluru for violating lockdown orders.
“We have arranged all groceries, food essentials, fruits and vegetables at the doorstep. But still people are seen outside roaming. The police have been given a free hand to deal with such people,” he added.