Karnataka COVID News: Amid the increasing Coronavirus cases in Karanataka, state Health Minister B Sriramulu has sounded a bell of warning that the cases may double in the next 15 to 30 days and that coming two months can present a big challenge for the government to contain the spread of the infection. He, however, assured people there was no need to panic while also urging them to follow the COVID-related regulations to stay safe. Also Read – Lockdown Extension: As India’s COVID Tally Surges to Nearly 8.5 Lakh, Many Cities Come Under Shutdown | Check State-wise Picture Here
“The number of coronavirus cases may double in the next 15 to 30 days in Karnataka. The next two months set to pose a big challenge before us,” the health minister said in a tweet. Notably, as on Saturday, the COVID tally in the state touched 36,216, including 613 fatalities and 14,716 discharges. Also Read – Maharashtra Lockdown News: Latur City to be Under Fortnight-long ‘Strict’ Shutdown From Midnight of July 15 | Guidelines Soon
Asserting that the state government was initiating all measures to control the coronavirus, Sriramulu said: “There is no need to panic or lose hope.” Also Read – Kashmir Lockdown News: Another Phase of Shutdown in Srinagar From Monday, Authorities Seal Lal Chowk And Other 67 Areas | Know Here
Meanwhile, lockdown has been announced in Bengaluru from Tuesday 8 pm for the next seven days. Former chief minister and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy supported the complete lockdown announced by the government in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from July 14 to 22 in the wake of a spike in new cases in the past several days.
He said there was a need to impose lockdown in other ‘critical’ districts and also demanded banning inter-district travel except for the transportation of essential commodities. “As COVID-19 cases are increasing in the state day by day, based on the advice of experts, complete lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural from July 14 Tuesday 8 pm to 5 am on July 22,” Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had said in a statement on Saturday.
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