Karnataka has imposed a statewide lockdown from May 10 which was going to end on May 24, but Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has extended the lockdown by two weeks till June 7.
The state reported 32,218 fresh cases of coronavirus in a day with 353 deaths; This takes the total number of cases to 23,67,742 and death toll reaches 24,207. The number of active cases are 5,14,238.
CM said that the decision to extend the stringent restrictions from May 24 to June 7 was taken, heeding to the suggestions of experts.
The Chief Minister also asks people to cooperate with the state by following Covid-appropriate behavior of wearing facemasks, practicing social distancing and maintaining hygiene.
During this extended period of lockdown, there won’t be any restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of those persons who are permitted by revised guidelines. Also, movement of essential goods will remain unrestricted.
“There has been a steady decline in the number of active and new cases in the state due to implementation of strict containment measures. However, it has been observed that there is a gradual ingress of Covid cases in semi-urban and rural areas,” the state government said in a statement.
One after the another, all states which had imposed a lockdown are extending it now. Recently, Karnataka’s neighbouring state Kerala also extended their lockdown till May 30 which otherwise was going to be over on May 23.