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Karnataka minister hints at the tough measures post July 7 to fight COVID 19

Karnataka Revenue minister hints at stringent rules in place after July 7 to control the spread of the contagion.

  • R Ashoka, the Karnataka revenue minister has hinted that more and more stringent rules are likely to be in place after July 7, as a part of COVID management in Bengaluru.
  • This comes in at a time when the cases in the city and other parts of the state witnessed a spike in the number of active cases.
  • As per the reports, the government of Karnataka was waiting for the SSLC (class 10) exams to end in the state.
  • The exams ended on July 4.
  • In his response to a question on the restriction of interstate travel, the Karnataka minister said that after July 7,
  • The chief minister will take a decision on the interstate, among the other important things.

However, following the spike in the number of cases in the state and parts of the city, there was speculation last week on re-imposing lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The government nevertheless, ruled out the possibility of that, stating that it is equally important to carry out the development activities for the benefit of the economy.

Karanataka recorded the biggest single-day spike on Sunday with as many as 1200 new Covid-19 cases and 16 fatalities. The total number in the state stands tall at 13,190 and a death toll of 207.

Bengaluru urban alone reported 783, out of the total of 1267 fresh cases reported yesterday.

The city is also on the top with the positive cases of 3314 cases.

Mr, Ashoka said that he has hospitals dedicated for COVID and the Victoria hospital and that he has requested the doctors and medical staff to be mentally prepared to continue working the same way for the next six months.