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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds COVID review meeting with ministers, senior government officials

The meeting was held after PM Modi met CMs of various states in a video conference on Thursday. Yediyurappa had earlier mentioned that a decision on whether or not to announce a full-fledged lockdown would be taken based on the PM's directions.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds COVID review meeting with ministers, senior government officials-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 7, 2021, 11:47 AM IST
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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Friday held a review meeting with ministers and senior government officials to review measures taken to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 in the state.

Deputy CMs Ashwathnarayan, Laxman Savadi, Health Minister Sudhakar, Revenue Minister R Ashok, Forest Minister Arvind Limbavali, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Jawaid Akhtar, and BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta were among the attendees.

The meeting was held after PM Modi met CMs of various states in a video conference on Thursday. Yediyurappa had earlier mentioned that a decision on whether or not to announce a full-fledged lockdown would be taken based on the PM's directions.

However, the CM’s office is yet to confirm whether Yediyurappa was part of the review meeting convened by the PM.

Karnataka's active caseload breached five lakh with 49,058 fresh Covid-19 infections on Thursday, while the toll stood at 17,212 with 328 deaths, the health department said. According to the department bulletin, the infection count is now 17,90,104 whereas there are 5,17,075 active cases in the state. With 18,943 discharges on Thursday, 12,55,797 people have been discharged so far.

Bengaluru Urban district alone reported 23,706 fresh infections and 139 fatalities. The city has so far reported 8,87,086 infections and 7,145 deaths. There were 3,32,732 active cases.

Mysuru and Tumakuru emerged as the next major hotspots in Karnataka with 2,531 and 2,418 infections and 18 and 14 fatalities respectively.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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