‘Lockdown in Karnataka likely to extend from June 1’

Coronavirus lockdown likely to extend from June 1: S T Somashekar

Multivillage drinking water project was inaugurated at Kanagalu village, Periyapatna taluk, Mysuru district on Friday. MLA K Mahadevu and District In-charge Minister S T Somashekar are seen.

District In-charge Minister S T Somashekar said that the lockdown is likely to be relaxed from June 1. The minister said that he will urge Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to impose a temporary ban on entry of migrants to the state.   

After inaugurating the multi-village drinking water project at Kanagalu village, Periyapatna taluk on Friday, he expressed hopes on relaxing the lockdown guidelines.

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The minister said, “The government will decide on opening temples, shopping malls and other business establishments, based on the decision of the Union government.”

He said, “Covid-19 is under control in Mysuru district, but a few cases were reported due to migrants from other states. Now, we are quarantining such migrants, to contain the spread of Covid-19.”

The minister appreciated the people’s representatives and officials, led by Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, for their efforts to tackle Covid-19.

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