Bengaluru Lockdown News: Saying that the lockdown is not the solution to corona crisis in the state, the Karnataka government on Tuesday said there is be no shutdown in Bengaluru from Wednesday. Also Read – Coronavirus Punishment From God, Will End if Muslims Allowed to Offer Prayer at Mosques, Claims Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq
Addressing a press conference, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa ruled out the extension of the week-long shutdown in Bengaluru and elsewhere in the state. Also Read – Viswanathan Anand Happy About Chess Becoming ‘Truly Global Sport’ During Coronavirus Pandemic
Apart from lockdown, he said that maintaining social distancing and wearing masks are important to keep COVIOD at bay. Also Read – No Amarnath Yatra This Year Due to COVID-19, Aarti to be Live Telecasted: J&K Govt
He further added that experts have advised 5T strategy — trace, track, test, treat and technology — to control the coronavirus spread in the state.
“We had been successful at the beginning in controlling the COVID, but in recent days especially in Bengaluru the COVID cases have increased. I want to tell the people of the state that for the control of the virus, lockdown was not the solution. The solution is wearing masks and maintaining social distancing,” Yediyrappa said.
In the wake of the rising cases, the state government had imposed complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from 8 PM of July 14 to 5 AM on Wednesday.
As the lockdown will be lifted, now all people will be allowed to carry out their activities. However, strict measures will continue in containment zones.
As of Monday evening, cumulatively 67,420 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 1,403 deaths and 23,795 discharges. Bengaluru Urban tops the districts with a total of 33,229 infections.
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