The Karnataka government has not yet taken a decision on imposing a total lockdown on Saturday following a spike in Covid-19 cases, Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said, according to media reports.
He, however, hastened to add that “necessary” action will be taken depending on the situation. Ashwath Narayan’s statement on July 11 came amid speculations that the state government would announce a total lockdown on Saturdays on the lines of the Sunday lockdown. Interestingly, he did not rule out a Saturday lockdown. He merely said that the government would soon take an appropriate decision.
There are also speculations that Karnataka may go in for a week-long lockdown to break the chain of infections. There are indications that the state government will take a decision in this regard on Monday, July 13. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is likely to make an announcement that day.