Karnataka government to study possible consequences of lifting lockdown

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Minister K Sudhakar tells reporters that the pros and cons of any decision the Government intends to take is being looked at in detail

A security personal sits at a mall as the city is shut down during the Covid 19 panademic threat in Bengaluru on Saturday. (Photo Satish.B)

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is studying in-depth the consequences of possible relaxation of lockdown norms after April 14 and plans to come out with a clear roadmap in a day or two, a key Minister said on Sunday.

Medical Education minister Sudhakar K, who is in-charge of all matters related to COVID-19, told reporters that the pros and cons of any decision that the Government intends to take is being looked at in detail.

"We are trying to understand how the situation would be of any action that we intend to take. We need to foresee the repercussions or results of our action. After-effects of the decisions we intend to take, that is more important," he said.

"You will have clarity (on the possible relaxation of lockdown norms) in a day or two. For everything (government decisions) we will give reasoning for what action we would like to take; with the reasoning we will give decision" , the Minister added.

Government sources said some relaxation in liquor sales, stopped during the lock-down period, is likely after the ongoing 21-day national clampdown ends on April 14.

Twelve of the state's 30 districts remain free from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Till Saturday, Karnataka reported 215 COVID-19 positive cases, including six deaths and 39 discharges.

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