State Cong urges govt to enforce lockdown in entire state


Team Udayavani, Jul 13, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

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Bengaluru: As Bengaluru prepares for a seven-day lockdown from Tuesday following the spike in COVID- 19 cases, Congress party in Karnataka has urged the government to enforce the measure in the entire state.

Congress leader Khandre reminded Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa that COVID cases and related fatalities were not only increasing in Bengaluru but also in the border districts of the state.

The situation was getting out of hand in Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Ballari districts, he alleged.

“So implement strict lockdown once again in the state at least for fifteen days,” said Khandre

“Bring the situation under control. I appeal to the government that in this lockdown period at least to correct its past shortcomings and take all measures to face the pandemic efficiently in the future,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yediyurappa will be chairing video conference with Deputy Commissioners, Zilla Panchayat CEOs and Superintendents of Police of various districts regarding the COVID situation and the rains.

As of July 12 evening, cumulatively 38,843 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 684 deaths and 15,409 discharges.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 18,387 infections. Of the 2,627 fresh cases reported in the state on Sunday, a whopping 1,525 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

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