'COVID-19 situation is worse': Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa extends lockdown till June 14

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 03, 2021, 07:39 PM IST
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Owing to a rise in the COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka govt has decided to extend the existing lockdown by a week till June 14. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, "COVID-19 situation is worse, that's why we have extended the lockdown by one week. I am hoping that everything will be fine after one week."

The curbs are in effect since April 27 but from May 10, the Chief Minister announced a shutdown till May 24 morning. However, it was further extended till June 7.But to curb the spread of cases, the state govt has decided to extend the lockdown till 6 am on June 14.

The govt order stated that after taking views of the health experts, the state is satisfied that to fully overcome the pandemic in the state it is imperative that existing containment strategy be continued for few more days before opening up activities in a phased manner.

However the following additional activies have permitted outside the containment zone from June 7:

All units/establishments which are directly engaged in exports are permitted to function with 30% of their staff strength strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behavior.

Department of commerce and industries will notify the list of permitted Units establishments. All such units which employ more than 1000 persons shall do COVID 19 test for at least 10% of the employees randomly twice a week.

Separate SOP will be issued for garments exporting units, it added.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in Karnataka crossed 30,000, as the state on Wednesday (June 2) reported 463 fatalities and 16,387 new cases, taking the total number of infections to 26,35,122, the health department said. The day also saw 21,199 discharges.

As of June 2 evening, cumulatively 26,35,122 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 30,017 deaths and 23,12,060 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

Total number of active cases in the state is at 2,93,024.

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