Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yediyurappa reiterated on Wednesday that there will be no more lockdown in the state, but only stringent measures that will be implemented to contain the spread of the COVID pandemic.
“Already, we have imposed night curfew in some cities. If required, we will extend it to some other districts as well,” he said.
“I have convened a meeting with the opposition leaders on April 18, a day after the bypolls to three seats (Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency and Maski and Basavakalyan assembly seats),” he said in response to a question.
“Complacency had its impact, with people forgoing all the fear, they started mingling freely and as result of this, the second wave of Cond is gearing up to hit us hard,” he said.
JD-S leader HK Kumaraswamy also said that the state government should focus on the availability of essential drugs such as remdesivir and beds in hospitals and the daily cases of 20,000 in a day.