Lockdown in Bengaluru after PM meet? BSY clarifies

After PM meet, BSY reiterates no lockdown in Karnataka

The chief minister said that there is no need for anybody to panic as the state government is taking all measures to contain the spread of the virus

Appealing to the public, the chief minister said that there is no need for anybody to panic as the state government is taking all measures to contain the spread of the virus. Credit: PTI Photo

Allaying public fears over the imminent lockdown and night curfew in view of rising Covid-19 cases, CM Yediyurappa on Wednesday ruled out imposing lockdown or curfew in any part of the state including Bengaluru.

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Appealing to the public, the chief minister said that there is no need for anybody to panic as the state government is taking all measures to contain the spread of the virus. Soon after the review meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yediyurappa said, “We have decided to open up 3 Covid Care Centres in Bengaluru to address any eventuality and medical emergency keeping in mind the rising Covid cases.” However, the CM clarified that the health department along with the BBMP decide on locations of the CCCs.

Yediyurappa further said that the state government has sought permission from the centre to take up vaccination in apartment complexes, old age homes and inaccessible terrains across the state.