Speaking to the media after the Covid review meeting with Chief Minister and TAC, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said the state government has decided not to enforce a lockdown in spite of a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Basavaraj Bommai decided to wait till Friday to decide on whether or not Karnataka should continue with a weekend curfew, even as the government ruled out any possibility of a full-fledged lockdown.
Experts have compared the trends in Delhi and Maharashtra, where the number of cases has been declining in recent days. According to their calculation, Karnataka may see cases peaking in the last week of January. Thereafter, the cases are expected to decline.
The third wave of Covid-19 may peak around January 25 after which there will be a decline in the number of cases, Ashoka said, quoting experts and comparing the trend with Maharashtra and Delhi.
On Friday a meeting will be held where it would be decided on whether the Weekend curfew has to be extended or otherwise after seeing the trend in the next 3 days.