No respite from lockdown till May 3: K'taka Cabinet

No respite from lockdown till May 3: K'taka Cabinet

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Bengaluru, Apr 20: Karnataka Cabinet on Monday decided that lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 will continue “as it is” till May 3 with no relaxation whatsoever.

"The same situation will continue till May 3,” Law Minister JC Madhuswamy said, briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting. “We’re awaiting fresh guidelines from the Centre and if any relaxation can be given, the chief minister and the task force will discuss in three-four days. But in principle, the lockdown will continue till May 3 and there will not be any relaxation for now,” he added.

The Cabinet decision supersedes Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s announcement on April 18 that some economic activities will be permitted after April 20, especially construction work and industries. As far as agriculture and horticulture sectors are concerned, there is no restriction of procurement, marketing and transportation,” Madhuswamy said. (UNI)