Karnataka lockdown extended, BSY announces Rs 500 crore relief package

With the take a look at positivity price and case fatality price in Karnataka but to dip under parameters set by specialists, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa introduced an extension of the near-total lockdown by one other week. The lockdown, which has been in place since Might 10 and was earlier prolonged until June 7, will now proceed until June 14.

The Chief Minister additionally declared a Rs 500 crore package to go alongside a Rs 1,100 crore package introduced on Might 19.

The state reported 18,324 new circumstances on Thursday with 514 deaths. The take a look at positivity price was at 12.20 per cent and case fatality price at 2.80 per cent.

“Though there’s a discount within the variety of new circumstances being detected within the state, the unfold of the illness nonetheless continues. Primarily based on the recommendation of technical specialists, it’s thought-about acceptable to proceed the present tips for management of the unfold of infections until 6 am on June 14,” the Chief Minister mentioned.

Powerloom weavers, movie and TV artistes, fishermen, boatmen, temple and mosque employees, ASHA and anganwadi employees, advocates and lecturers in unaided faculties are amongst beneficiaries who will get funds within the vary of Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 underneath the relief package.

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