All efforts would be made to control the spread of coronavirus in the city and there will be no fresh lockdown, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday said, asserting that improving economic situation of the state is also equally important.
His remarks come a day after Revenue Minister R Ashoka said Bengaluru is still “safe” compared to the COVID-19 situation in other cities and states and had ruled out a fresh lockdown for now, putting to rest speculations that it was planning such a move in view of spike in cases.
The state capital has the highest number of cases among the districts. “There is no question of imposing lockdown for any reason. In some areas (with high case load) we have already implemented lockdown, other than those places there is no question of it being implemented in other places,” Mr Yediyurappa said.
“I will discuss with all MLAs including those from opposition and Ministers from Bengaluru and come to some decision. With their cooperation we will make all honest efforts to control the pandemic in Bengaluru,” he added.
Bengaluru was a “model” to the entire country in COVID management, but in recent days cases have increased, Mr Yediyurappa said, adding to control it cooperation from everyone was necessary.
I have confidence that if everyone (MLAs) pays special attention in their respective assembly constituency, COVID can be controlled,” he said.