Karnataka: Curfew to continue beyond April 20 in Bengaluru, no changes till then, says CM Yediyurappa
He also added that the situation in Karnataka is different and should not be compared with other states.
Bengaluru: A final call on extension of night curfew in seven worst-hit districts including Bengaluru will be taken on April 20, till then the existing restrictions will continue, said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa after holding an emergency meeting at his residence on Friday.
“Night curfew will continue in 7 districts. Cases have increased, we have collected all information. We will take a call on extension (of night curfew) on April 20th, till then the existing restrictions will continue,” said CM BS Yediyurappa.
He also added that the situation in Karnataka is different and should not be compared with other states. Talking about imposing strict measures, the chief minister said that the appropriate action will be taken to curb the virus in the state.
“The scenario in our state is different. No need to compare our state with other states. We have our own issues which need to be addressed. As far as Covid-19 is concerned, appropriate action will be taken to curb it in the state,” he added.
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The seven district of Karnataka are under a night curfew between 10 PM and 5 AM till April 20. Those districts include Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi-Manipal. Notably, the curfew is limited to only these district centres and no rural areas come under these districts.
Karnataka on Thursday reported sharpest single day spike of 14,738 fresh coronavirus cases and 66 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 11.09 lakh and the toll to 13,112. The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 11,265 cases on Wednesday. The day also saw 3,591 patients getting discharged after recovery.