The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on COVID-19 has not yet recommended extending the state-wide lockdown beyond June 7 as of now, said Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru.
Speaking to reporters after distributing ration kits to sanitation workers at his residence, the CM said a decision in this regard will be taken based on the prevailing situation on June 6, a day before the lockdown ends.
Yediyurappa said, “It’s not like that. Discussions are on. After June 5 and 6, we have to wait and watch how the cases come down.”
The cases are still higher than our expectations. We will hold a meeting with ministers and experts on June 5 or 6 to chart out the future course of action. However, we have not taken any decision yet,” Yediyurappa said.
BS Yediyurappa on Saturday has said the question of extending the lockdown may not arise if only the public cooperated and there is a decline in COVID-19 cases.
These would be the factors that would determine the State government’s decision on the lockdown which the State is currently in till June 7.
The State government had initially announced 14 days of closedown from April 23 but imposed a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24 as the cases increased and the same was extended to June 7.