No lockdown in Bengaluru from July 22: CM BS Yediyurappa – The News Minute

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No lockdown in Bengaluru from July 22: CM BS Yediyurappa – The News Minute


The CM urged the people of the state to follow COVID-19 guidelines of wearing masks, and maintaining physical distance.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday urged the people of the state to follow COVID-19 guidelines of wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, as he announced that the lockdown for Bengaluru won’t be extended. 

“I want to make it clear, no lockdown in Bengaluru from tomorrow. People continue with their work as per usual. Henceforth in Bengaluru and any part of Karnataka there will be no lockdown except in containment zones,” the CM said in a video address which was broadcasted live.

‘There were a few officials who were in favour of continuing lockdown in some districts and I made it very clear to them that henceforth, there should be talk of another lockdown. Ensure everybody wears masks and resume their normal activities’

“I fold my hands and tell the people of this state that lockdown is not the solution. The solution is wearing masks, maintaining distance and how strictly this is followed, it will help stop the spread of COVID-19. In this situation, if we want to live, we have to maintain distance and wear masks. Everyone must do this while walking, going to parks and all other situations,” the CM added

He acknowledged the suggestion given by experts and said the 5Ts strategy – trace, track, test, treat, technology – will help stop the spread of the virus. He said for every COVID-19 positive patient, 47 contacts were traced in the state.

On the issue of rising complaints of patient being denied treatment, the CM claimed the process to admit COV

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