Despite the declining number of cases in the state, the second wave of the corona has not been brought under control. The state government has extended the lockdown for another week on the advice of medical professionals to continue the lockdown. On Thursday, CM Yeddyurappa announced that the lockdown would be extended till May 14. The restrictions that are currently in force will remain the same. The regulations have been in effect since April 27 in the state.
The first 14-day corona curfew was announced and on May 10, a 14-day full lockdown was imposed. The lockdown was then extended for another 14 days on the 24th. The full lockdown has already been announced for 28 days and will last for another 35 days with another week of expansion. The lockdown has been extended as positive cases in the state are yet to come under control.
In the first week of May, up to 50,000 cases were registered daily and now less than 20,000 are registered. With hundreds of cases registering in all districts other than Bangalore, the government has decided to extend the lockdown to evade more trouble in villages. As of Wednesday, the positivity rate was 11.22 percent.
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