R Ashok hints at relaxation of night, weekend curfews by Friday

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS): Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashok stated on Monday that in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai it has been decided to take a call on weekend and night curfew on Friday.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ashok explained that the experts have opined that the Covid-19 cases are going to peak by January 25. The opinion was based on the trend in Mumbai and Delhi, where Covid cases are now seeing a downward trend, he said.

After analyzing the situation till January 25, another meeting will be convened and a decision on the weekend and night curfews would be taken. "We will announce our decision on that day on whether to continue weekend and night curfews or lift them," he said.

The second wave took two months to reach its peak. This third wave is reaching its peak in one month. As per analysis the cases should reach their peak by January 25, he added.

Once the cases start coming down, automatically the restrictions are going to be lifted. When questioned on traders and businessmen objecting to lockdown, Ashok said that the government can't take decisions to comfort one section of society.

"If the situation goes out of hand, will the people who demand lifting of restrictions take responsibility? The lives of more than six crore people are important to us. We will go by the expert committee's advice as they are accountable," he said.

When asked about curfew orders being extended till January 31, Ashok said once the government takes a decision it could be changed.





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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    1st wave we could understand 2nd wave -lockdown was overdone Lockdown during the so called 3rd wave is foolish and uncalled for . India /karnataka did not handle 3rd wave with independent and creative thinking .. it simply is following other countries like a typical slave.

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Mon, Jan 17 2022

    They dont you take action on commumity celebrations in Udupi and politicians party throw where no one bothered of u

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 17 2022

    First stop testing healthy people and seasonal cold infected and leave testing decisions to their doctors only with now derecognised RTPCR tests. Within 2 days all positivity rates will become less than 1. We are never at any danger and we don't need any intervention from any govt agencies too as according to the ICMR survey 90% of people have natural immunity against corona and no need to continue any vaccinations and lock downs.

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  • Vinay, DXB/IXE

    Mon, Jan 17 2022

    Please remove quarantine rule also for intl passengers

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