Minister Somashekar participates in CM-DCs video-conference
Mysore/Mysuru: Lockdown is likely to be extended in Mysuru for another one week as Case Positivity Rate (CPR) has not dropped beyond 10 percent.
Meanwhile, Co-operation and District in-Charge Minister S.T. Somashekar has convened a meeting of all MLAs and MLCs, MP at 3 pm today at Zilla Panchayat to seek their opinion on extending the current lockdown by another one week.
This follows directions from Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to consult local representatives before taking decision on the further extension of lockdown.
So, lockdown which was supposed to end at 6 am on June 14, may now continue till 6 am on June 21, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. Bagadi Gautham told media after attending a video-conference of the CM with DCs of eight districts including Mysuru where the CPR and Case Fatality Rate (CFR) are still high.
He said the current situation in the district was better when compared to last one or two weeks. But, it will take another one or two weeks for the cases to come down. Still, 60-100 Corona positive cases are reported from taluks every day. As many 8,600 COVID tests (6,100 RT-PCR and 2,500 RAT) are conducted out of which around 1,200 positive cases are coming. Though, it was very difficult to say that when the number of cases will come down, the District Administration is optimistic that it will in the next one or two weeks. “We have requested the State Government to extend lockdown by another one week,” he added.
Earlier, the CM expressed his grave concern over increase in CPR in eight districts and urged the DCs’ to take immediate steps to bring down positive cases.