Covid-19: Karnataka government to review weekend lockdown and nighttime curfew

Some ministers expressed reservations about imposing a weekend lockdown and nighttime curfew across Karnataka, citing the relatively lower positivity rates for COVID-19 in the districts compared to Bengaluru

With some ministers having expressed reservations about imposing a statewide weekend lockdown for two weeks until January 19, the state government is expected to meet with health experts ( Technical Advisory Committee) on January 14 or 15 to review the restrictions and nighttime curfew.

Informing the media of the discussions at the State Cabinet meeting in Bengaluru on January 6, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy said some ministers questioned the need for a weekend lockdown and a nighttime curfew, as positivity rates for COVID-19 are negligible in the districts. Based on the positivity rate for COVID-19 and suggestions from experts, the government would make a decision on whether to maintain the curbs.

As a preventive measure to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly in Bangalore, the government has imposed weekend lockdowns and a nighttime curfew until January 19. The COVID-19 guidelines are applied in the interest of public health, he said.

He denied that the measures were in response to the padayatra scheduled by Congress on January 9 for the implementation of the Mekedatu project. The government would not be overthrown by a padayatra organized by Congress, Madhuswamy said.

KPCC Chairman DK Shivakumar criticized the government for enforcing the weekend lockdown and described it as a “lockdown of BJP not COVID-19” aimed at “destroying drivers’ livelihoods, traders and street vendors “and” harass people with restrictions “.

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