‘No scarcities; farming to continue’
‘Follow PM’s seven measures’
Chief Minister Yediyurappa has appealed to the people of Karnataka to follow all the lockdown guidelines as well as the seven ‘sutras’ of the Prime Minister.
In a video message soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s televised address to the nation on Tuesday, the CM welcomed the PM’s announcement extending the lockdown till Sunday, May 3. He stressed that the state government would strictly implement the Government of India’s guidelines which will be issued on Wednesday.
On a related note, the CM told mediapersons that 57,633 vehicles had been seized so far for violation of lockdown regulations, and Rs 95 lakh in fines had been collected.
In the video message, the CM said, “The lockdown will be followed more stringently till April 20, as the Prime Minister said, and the situation will be closely monitored.
“I appeal to the people of Karnataka to voluntarily cooperate with us to contain this disease.
“As the Prime Minister rightly said, healthcare facilities and infrastructure have been improved considerably in the past two months in the country and our state as well.
“I appeal to people to follow the seven measures recommended by the Prime Minister, such as:
a. Taking care of elders in the house, especially those suffering from chronicle illness.
b. Strictly maintaining social distancing.
c. Enhancing immunity by following guidelines of the Ayush department.
d. Download the Aarogya Setu appe. Help the poor and needy.
f. Be considerate to your colleagues and employees and do not sack them.
g. Respect the police, healthcare professionals and poura karmikas.”
The CM went on to say that there is no scarcity of medicines, essential services and goods. “We will make all efforts to carry out agriculture activities without any hurdle. I make a special appeal to migrant labour to stay wherever they are and be safe,” Yediyurappa said.
The CM concluded his by saying, “I once again appeal to all to follow the lockdown guidelines without fail. Stay home and be safe.”