Coronavirus has not completely come under control and cases are still high in rural areas, however some relaxations may be given to certain sectors, said Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday.
The CM said, I will have a discussion with everyone to make a decision on measures that need to be taken regarding lockdown. Most importantly, I have decided to give permission to those involved in exports. So export-oriented business will be allowed from Thursday.
The state’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC- consisting of experts), in its report to the government, has mentioned that the positivity rate has to come below 5 percent and a number of cases should be below 5,000 only then the restrictions can be relaxed.
On May 31, Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka had said that the Karnataka government is contemplating unlocking state lockdown in a phased manner by easing restrictions provided COVID-19 infections in Bengaluru come down to less than 1,000 a day.