Amid preparations for a seven-day lockdown to be implemented from Tuesday in Bengaluru in view of the rise in Corona virus infection cases, opposition parties have urged the Karnataka government to implement the lockdown across the state. Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda and Congress Working President Ishwar Khandre have demanded the implementation of the lockdown across the state.
Welcoming the government's decision to introduce lockdown in urban and rural areas of Bengaluru, Deve Gowda said, "I urge the government through the media to introduce lockdown across the state." He appealed to the people of the country to wear masks while exiting, to maintain social distance, to regularly clean hands with sanitizer and to leave only when necessary work is done.
He said that many leaders have made allegations against the government for irregularities in implementing measures and relief packages to control the infection. He said, "This will be discussed in the next Legislature session." Right now the health of the people is important, so let's focus on it. ”Deve Gowd said that the government should work in this direction. "We are all with the government, please do not play with people's health."
In view of the increase in cases of COVID-19 infection, the Karnataka government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown in the urban and rural areas of Bengaluru from July 14 to 22. The lockdown will remain in force from 8 pm on July 14 to 5 pm on 22 July.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Khandre reminded Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa that cases of COVID-19 are increasing not only in Bengaluru, but also in the border districts of the state.
He said that the situation in Bidar, Kalburgi, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Ballari districts is getting out of control. He said, "Bring the situation under control once again by imposing strict lockdown in the state for at least fifteen days." I appeal to the government to rectify its past shortcomings in this lockdown period and take all steps to deal with the epidemic in future. ''