With the rise of Coronavirus cases witnessing record high in the capital city of Karnataka, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka H.D Kumaraswamy is asking the government to undertake a strict 20-day lockdown of complete Bangalore. In his tweet on June 23, he said that seal down of possibly affected area will not be of use as weaker sections of society should be taken care of immediately.
“Stop playing with human lives. It will not serve any purpose to seal a few areas. If you care for the human lives in Bengaluru, shut down the city totally for 20 days. Else, Bengaluru will become another Brazil. People’s lives are more important than the economy,” Mr. Kumarswamy had tweeted.
He continued the tweet saying, “Mere announcement of the package will not be sufficient. It should be implemented immediately. The government should not sit idle by showing a rosy picture.” This comes into light as recently a relief package was announced by the state government for drivers, weavers, washermen, and other sections.
On June 22, the Karnataka Government decided to seal down at least 5 places in Bangalore which has seen a record growth of Coronavirus cases and deaths, chief minister B.S Yediyurappa took the decision after meeting with ministers and officials.
The areas under lockdown are Chickpet, KR Market, Kalasipalyam, and Chamarajpet while streets will be sealed off in VV Puram, Siddapura, Yelahanka, Vidyaranyapura and Chickpet.
Mr. Yediyurappa also blamed citizens for not following strict lockdown measurements and also the interstate travelers who haven’t been following the rules.
Currently, Karnataka has 9,399 cases with 5,730 recovered and 146 deaths reported.