Report By Annie Mathew | Bengaluru | Last Updated at March 28 2020
The state cabinet decided to escalate the administration of the 21-day Lockdown after Prime Minister Modi called CM BS Yediyurappa and expressed concern over free movement of people despite restrictions.
“In Karnataka several people are still moving around, in spite of the shutdown. He has asked the state government to ensure effective accomplishment,” Yediyurappa said.
“We have discussed all the measures to be taken to alleviate the condition. The district ministers have been asked to take complete authority to look after all the count to control the pandemic,” the CM said.
The government is also confirming that all necessary supplies are available to people, according to yediyurappa “If any seller is seen overcharging customers, strict action will be taken against such individuals,” the CM alert.
Further, he thanked the Muslim community in the state for having decided that there will be no prayers in the Mosques and that people will pray from their homes. “This was decided at meeting held on Thursday with members of the community. This decision by the leaders of community given us power in fighting against the pandemic,”Yediyurappa said.