Ruling out a new lockdown in the state capital, the state government on Thursday said Bengaluru was still in a better position compared to other cities in the country. This puts to rest speculations of another lockdown following the recent spike in Covid cases in the city.
“There will be no lockdown in Bengaluru,” Revenue minister R Ashoka announced to the media after the conclusion of a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. He added that containment zones would continue and areas with a large case load would be sealed. (Listen to Video Clip)
In recent days, some ministers have been quoted as saying that a new lockdown in Bengaluru was being considered.
“Compared to other states and cities, Bengaluru is still safe,” Ashoka told reporters, and noted that the government was taking all measures to control the spread of the virus, including the recent sealing of prime markets in the city.