‘Deteriorating Situation’: BS Yediyurappa on COVID in Karnataka

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who contracted COVID-19 last week, convened a meeting of ministers to discuss the ongoing health emergency on Thursday, 22 April, which he said had become “uncontrollable”.

Speaking on COVID-19, the CM said, “This is deteriorating the situation and we’ve reached a stage where things have become uncontrollable,” Deccan Herald quoted.

He added, “Directions are being issued on what they need to do in the districts. I’ve been in constant touch with my chief secretary P Ravi Kumar, the law minister and others on the situation.”

Yeddiyurappa urged people to not step out of their houses and stressed on the importance of wearing masks, sanitising and maintaining physical distance. “I request people with folded hands,” the leader said, saying that the government has taken strict measures already.

“Don’t make the police take action. I request citizens to cooperate,” he further stated.

He also said that three to four people are infected in every house.

The CM was undergoing treatment in the hospital when he was infected with coronavirus for the second time, and was discharged from the hospital on Thursday. “I’m doing alright. I’ve called a meeting of ministers at 4 pm at home,” Yediyurappa told reporters, Deccan Herald reported.

Yediyurappa, 78, is likely to remain home for the next couple of days following the advice of doctors.

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