Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Wednesday that a lockdown would not be imposed in the state but strict steps would be taken to prevent the spread of corona virus infection. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here, Yediyurappa said, “All other steps will be taken other than lockdown. In some cities, we have already imposed a curfew at night. If needed, we will implement it in some more districts as well.
The Chief Minister said that he would consult the leaders of the opposition party on the next steps and consider their suggestions. He also refused to impose a lockdown over the weekend. Yediyurappa has called a meeting of opposition leaders on April 18, a day after the by-elections in Belagavi Lok Sabha and Muskie and Basavakalyan assembly seats.
Meanwhile, opposition parties said that the solution to the increasing cases of Covid-19 is not a lockdown as it would make life more difficult. Congress leader Siddaramaiah said, lockdown is not a solution. It is necessary to first identify how the disease spreads and provide treatment accordingly.
Opposition surrounded the government
He said, due to reduced cases of corona virus, the government relaxed the rules due to which cases have now increased again. He alleged that the state government reduced the investigation when the infection cases came down. The Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly said that if the government wants to impose lockdown, then it should deposit ten-ten thousand rupees in the account of one crore families of economically weaker sections.
No invitation from the government on all-party meeting
He also claimed that he has not yet received any invitation from the government on the all-party meeting. Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy said that the government should focus on the availability of essential medicines and beds like Remdesivir hospitals as it is estimated that by the end of the month, Covid-19 will have 20,000 a day. Cases can come up to.