Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday underlined that “imposing lockdown will be inevitable” going by the increase in the positive Covid-19 cases across the State.
Speaking to reporters after visiting the Annamma Devi temple in Bengaluru’s Gandhinagar, he said, “Janata Curfew’ currently in force was not being followed strictly. That’s why lockdown might become inevitable.”
“The government has lined up meetings to take stock of the Covid-19 situation. We will take a final call on what the additional measures should be after discussions,” he added.
“If people don’t want such measures, then they should wear masks, maintain social distance and cooperate with the government to contain the pandemic. Taking stringent measures are inevitable and will be enforced,” said the CM.
Commenting on the controversy following Lok Sabha member Tejasvi Surya’s expose of bed blocking scam, Yediyurappa congratulated him on behalf of the government for bringing the irregularities to light.
Tejasvi Surya, with great difficulty, took a risk to expose the bed blocking scam and brought it to the notice of the state government. I spoke to him for an hour at Vidhana Soudha and have taken strict measures to prevent bed blocking,” he said.