Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Wednesday indicated that the state may think on relaxing the Covid 19 norms and hence, unlock the state in four to five phases after June 14, as the COVID-19 induced lockdown comes to an end.
“Keeping the number of deaths and new cases in mind and aimed at bringing down the COVID infections further, lockdown will not be relaxed at one go. Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Health Minister K Sudhakar and I have held detailed discussions with the Chief Minister in this regard,” Ashoka said.
Speaking to reporters here he said, lockdown will be relaxed in phases, most probably it may be done in four to five phases.
“First will be timinings, now the relaxation that is there between 6 to 10 am, may get extended further, also those who go for walk at parks may get some relief.. all this is subjected to final decision by the Chief Minister. Lockdown will not be relaxed at one go,” he added.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is likely to call a meeting among the Ministers, officials and experts in a day or two, to discuss and take a decision.
The State Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) consisting of experts has also recommended a gradual unlocking of activities in the state.
Compiled and collected from sources
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