Complete lockdown in K'taka? Not anytime soon: Minister K. Sudhakar

Kalaburagi, May 1 (IANS): Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Saturday ruled out any possibility of implementing complete lockdown "as of now" but indicated continuing with the stringent measures to contain the Covid spread in the state.

After his tour of government hospitals in Kalaburagi, Sudhakar told reporters that there was need for enforcing stringent measures to contain the virus for another three to four weeks.

"But that does not mean reimposing full-fledged lockdown in the state," he said.

Reacting to a query on open defiance of lockdown at various places, the Minister appealed to the people across the state to wear a mask compulsorily whenever one steps out of the house or workplace.

On the vaccination drive for people above 18 years, the Minister reiterated that the roll out of the drive by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa was a symbolic gesture.

"We will take up this drive and will be intensified once we receive full stock from the suppliers. We have launched this drive symbolically, with available stock of 3 lakh doses," he said.

Sudhakar asserted that Karnataka has a stock of vaccines, which is not huge to meet the requirement.

"We will inform people once the vaccines arrive as the state government aims to vaccinate everyone," he added.







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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Totally failure of the governments i.e. taali bajao, light jalao bla bla.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Your actions speak louder than your announcements. We are never worried as long as you guys keep your mouths shut, letting us earn our livelihood. If you can't provide us compensation for the losses we suffered due to your unscientific lockdown measures for an ordinary flu like illness then don't force us to remain indoors. It is better to die breathing in free air instead of tucked inside a hole hungry without any measures to provide relief.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Lockdown is the only way for this government to hide its failures

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    do not trust these fellows - one day they say no lockdown, next day they impose it but call it by a different name. totally incompetent and un-accountable setup, this Govt.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    I guess, that may be around 11th of may.

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