Bengaluru: There will not be any lockdown even though the spike in covid cases across the state, especially in Bengaluru, is a matter of serious concern, declared chief minister B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Monday, March 29.
A meeting to discuss this matter was held at his home office of Krishna. Later while speaking to the reporters he clarified that there will not be any kind of lockdown even though Maharashtra had resorted to the measure in some parts as well as restrictions have been enforced in other States as well.
As a control measure, the state government has decided to prevent any kind of protests or dharnas in the city during the next 15 days and also directed the officials to strictly enforce the Covid guidelines of compulsory wearing of masks, maintaining social distance and sanitation, he said.
He said since the cases are rising at an alarming rate, the 3T formula of Tracing, Testing and Treatment is being strengthened. He also mentioned that the state government will be writing to the Centre to allow all teachers to be vaccinated.
Yediyurappa said urging people to follow the direction strictly by wearing mask, using sanitisers and maintaining social distancing and said that those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra have to compulsorily produce RT-PCR Covid negative certificates.
He spoke on the importance of taking the vaccination and appealed to all eligible people to get themselves vaccinated in order to help prevent the spread of the Covid pandemic.
A 250-bed Covid Care Centre is being readied at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium from April 5, he said. He also stated that the state government has asked the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to open 100 Covid Care Centres each in HAL and Haj Bhavans. Private hospitals have been asked to extend full cooperation and be prepared to provide more beds for the treatment of Covid patients.
He assured that the state government has already released Rs 150 crore and additional grants will be provided if necessary.
Health and family welfare minister Dr K Sudhakar, who is also the minister of medical education, revenue minister R Ashok, primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar, excise minister Gopalaiah, chief secretary P Ravi Kumar, BDA chairman S R Vishwanath and other senior officials attended the meeting.
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