Covid-19: Curfew may continue in K’taka after Apr 20, says CM

Bengaluru, Apr 14 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday said that if necessary the night curfew or Corona Curfew imposed in the eight cities till April 20 will be extended.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, he said that there will be no weekend curfew and he had already held a discussion with officials in this connection.

The all-party meeting which is scheduled for April 18 and 19 will discuss the covid-19 second wave which has been rapidly increasing the cases. The meeting will also discuss night curfew, however, the Maharashtra situation would also be discussed except for the lockdown issue.

He said night curfew already exists in the eight cities and the same would be taken up in the meeting if necessary it may be continued where the positive cases increase and strict actions will be taken on these cities.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai warned the people against spreading rumours on the covid-19.

Speaking to reporters here he said the government has been controlling measures on a war footing but some people are trying to divert the attention by false propaganda on the covid-19 he said the chief minister already made it clear on the lockdown issue and in the present situation it will not be introduced.

He appealed to the people to follow the covid-19 guidelines and not to get carried away with the rumours.

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