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Karnataka lockdown extension, if any, to be decided on 5 June: BS Yediyurappa

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  • The southern state has been under an extended lockdown till 7 June, 6 am
  • BS Yediyurappa says that his government would think on lines of extending the Covid-19 lockdown on 5 June

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday said that no decision has been taken in terms of extending the lockdown in the state in view of novel coronavirus cases.

However, the chief minister added that his government would think on lines of extending the lockdown on 5 June, two days prior to the current lockdown’s end.

The southern state has been under an extended lockdown till 7 June, 6 am.

Indicating that the lockdown to contain Covid in the State may be extended till June 30 as was directed by the Centre, Karnataka Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would take a decision after meeting his Ministers.

“We have announced a lockdown till June 7 and it will be implemented completely. The Union Home Ministry that has given guidance has said that strict measures should be in place till June 30,” the Karnataka Home Minister said.

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