In a Video conference meeting held with the CM District in-charge minister Govind Karajol has appealed for the extension of the lockdown in the district at least by one week as Belagavi district, is adjacent to the states of Goa and Maharashtra. The minister requested that the lockdown be extended for another week with the approval of some economic activities as the positivity rate is around 9 percent.
He spoke in a video conference on Thursday (June 10) with eight districts of the district, including Belagavi, on the management of Covid.
The lockdown should continue for another week, allowing for major activities such as automobile, building construction.
Farming activity in the district has taken up pace and will be allowed. Ration and other arrangements have been made at the district level. Minister Karajol explained that a children’s hospital is also being prepared for possible third-wave management.
A total of 135 teams have been formed in the district and over 1300 villages have been tested for by Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
District in-charge minister Govind Karajol tried to convince the chief minister that the lockdown should continue.
DC MG Hiremath said there are less than five talukas in the district which have a positivity rate of 10% and above.
“If we get another week, it will help reduce the positivity rate to below 5 per cent,” he said.
Positivity rate in RAT is less than 4%. But the rate of positivity was higher in the RT-PCR test.
“If we get another week, we can reduce the positivity rate,” the DC added.