Karnataka Lockdown News: No plans to reimpose lockdown in Karnataka, says state govt | Bengaluru News

by karwar

BENGALURU: After speculation spread rapidly on social media that the government is contemplating another Covid-19-induced lockdown in Karnataka — a lot of it generated after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with the state on Wednesday — the state government on Thursday clarified there was no such proposal before it.
Speaking to reporters, medical education minister K Sudhakar clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did suggest imposing a lockdown to curb surging cases, but insisted it was not binding on any of the states that participated in the interaction with him.
“It was more a suggestion from his side rather than a direction,” Sudhakar said. “Moreover, there is no reason to implement it in Karnataka.” Citing a suggestion from Modi, he said it is more important for state governments to focus on micro-containment zones. “It was a fruitful discussion. No one should misinterpret or misguide people in the state or elsewhere. There will be no seal down also,” said Sudhakar.`
Meanwhile, Karnataka tourism minister CT Ravi underlined that though the state government wanted to increase awareness about Covid-19, yet there is no talk regarding another lockdown.
“What needs to be done is for people to strictly follow safety protocols if at all we want to fight this dreaded virus. There will be no lockdown in Bengaluru or elsewhere in the state,” said Ravi.

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