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Covid-19: PM asks Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to concentrate more on Micro Containment Zones


Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to give more attention to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in identified Micro Containment Zones in the State.

According to official sources, Mr Modi called the Chief Minister over phone and after learning about the steps taken to curtail spread of Covid-19, which is alarmingly increasing in the State, the Prime Minister has directed Mr Yediyurappa to concentrate more on Micro Containment Zones.

Meanwhile, there is all possibility of the number of affected crossing 6600 mark today as against 4384 reported yesterday. This is for the first time such a huge surge was reported in the State despite the government taking several preventive measures.

Mr Yediyurappa has informed the Prime Minister that the ‘Corona Curfew’ was introduced in 8 cities in the State last night and it passed off peacefully. The curfew will be in force till April 20 and it may be extended depending upon the situation prevailing at that time.

Following death of a Corona affected patient the BBMP officials have served a Show Cause notice to Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital in Vasant Nagar area in the city for denying treatment and for not reserving bed for the Corona affected patient as per direction provided to reserve 50 per cent of beds in the Hospital.

The Hospital has been asked to give a reply within 48 hrs, failing which action cannot be taken under NDMA act and withdraw the licence.

Meanwhile, the ‘Corona Curfew’ clamped in Bengaluru City, Mysore, Mangaluru, Udupi-Manipal, Bidar, Kalaburagi and Tumkur from 10 pm to 5 am today passed off peacefully without any untoward incident reported from any part of the State, according to the Police source.


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