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“Bengaluru Will Become Brazil”: HD Kumaraswamy Calls For 20-Day Lockdown

HD Kumaraswamy made attraction to Prime Minister in his tweet. (File)


The authorities ought to impose a lockdown for an additional 20 days, former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Kumaraswamy stated this morning as he linked the rise in coronavirus circumstances in India to the convenience in restrictions. An quick shutdown must also be introduced in Karnataka, “especially for Bengaluru”, the 68-year-old chief stated, including that “Bengaluru will become another Brazil” if stricter restrictions are usually not put in place.

In a collection of tweets, Mr Kumaraswamy stated that coronavirus had been spreading quick after the federal government unveiled the plan to “unlock” India.

“Stop playing with human lives. It will not serve any purpose to seal a few areas. If you care for the human lives in Bengaluru, shut down the city totally for 20 days. Else, Bengaluru will become another Brazil. People’s lives are more important than the economy,” he wrote in Kannada, attacking the state authorities.

In one other publish, he stated: “Today India is among the countries with highest number of COVID-19 cases and the problem must be seen in conjunction with our high density of population compared to other countries.”

India is the fourth worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil and Russia. The nation’s coronavirus tally soared to 4.Four lakh circumstances this morning. Over 14,000 individuals have died to date.

“A rapid increase is observed in the days following the lifting of the lock-down. The question is, do we passively wait as the country is all set to overtake Brazil? (sic)” the JDS chief additional stated.

“I urge the Prime Minister to notice that the selective seal-down in containment zones has not served its purpose of arresting the pandemic and to impose a further 20 days national lock down. Lets not put economy ahead of peoples’ safety (sic),” the JDS chief added.

Appealing for aid measures for daily-wage staff, cab and auto drivers within the state, he tagged Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and stated: “I urge @CMofKarnataka to immediately announce lock down for 20 days, especially for Bengaluru. I also urge him to grant a compensation of at least Rs. 5000 through DBT to all daily wage workers including cab/auto drivers and weavers.”

In Karnataka, greater than 9,000 individuals have been affected by the pandemic. The state recorded a single-day spike of 249 circumstances on Monday. 142 sufferers have died to date.

Bengaluru, the state’s capital, has 919 energetic circumstances. Sixty-eight deaths linked to the sickness have been reported from town.

Reacting to HD Kumaraswamy’s remarks, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan stated: “The former chief minister is welcome to give suggestion but I don’t think that the present situation warrants another lockdown.. We have already passed through the lockdown and whatever was required was done.”

“We are in a better position to tackle any situation. I don’t think that kind of situation in future would emerge here,” he added.

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