Karnataka’s former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy this morning said that the government should impose another 20 days lockdown. He said that the rising of coronavirus cases in India today is because of the lifting of restrictions imposed.
The leader said that an immediate lockdown should be imposed in Karnataka. He further added Bengaluru will become another Brazil if strict restrictions are not imposed.
In his tweet, he stated that the number of coronavirus cases in India has now increased because the government has uplifted the restrictions.
“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 government.
In another post, he said: “Today India is among the countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and the problem must be seen in conjunction with our high density of population compared to other countries.”
“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 leader further said.
“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 lockdown. Let’s not put the economy ahead of peoples’ safety (sic),” the JDS leader added.
He further tagged Karnataka Chief Minister in a tweet requesting to provide some real relief measures for daily wage workers auto drivers and cab in the state.
Due to the pandemic, more than 9000 people have been affected in Karnataka
Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Ashwath Narayan replied HD Kumaraswamy saying that ex-CM is welcomed to provide suggestions. He further said that the current situation does not indicate another lockdown.