After slapping a week-long lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural for one week from July 14 to July 22 to check rising cases of Covid-19, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said Tuesday that lockdown is not a solution for the pandemic.
“Lockdown is not a solution. There is no question of lockdown either in Bangalore or any other district in the state,” he said in a live address.
“We will focus on the economy and help rebuild livelihoods…. Restrictions will remain only in containment zones. All others across the state will fully return to normal economic activity.”
Yediyurappa also said that the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in the state is 98% and there is no need to panic.
“Trace, track, test, treat and technology will be the 5T mantra in the state to fight Covid-19,” he said.
The chief minister asked people to follow social distancing and wear masks to stop the spread of the disease. He warned of strict action against those who do not wear masks in public