Lockdown is inevitable if people ignore restrictions: Bommai

Though the Chief Minister has ruled out imposing lockdown in the state, but the third wave of Coronavirus is looming around, he cautioned that if people do not adhere to the restrictions, imposing lockdown is inevitable.

Lockdown is inevitable if people ignore restrictions: Bommai

Belagavi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai warned that a lockdown-like situation is inevitable if people do not adhere to the restrictions to control the spreading of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus in the state.

Speaking to reporters at Belagavi here on Sunday, the Chief Minister ruled out imposing lockdown, but he cautioned that if the people are strictly following the covid norms and restrictions, there is no need to impose lockdown. The state government has very much clear in its approach, Mr. Bommai said.

Regarding the extension of night curfew in the state, the Chief Minister has said that after assessing the situation in the state, the government will take a call whether to continue or lift the night curfew, he replied.

Omicron: Vigil at border

Since one week, Omicron cases have been increased in the state, Maharashtra stands number one in Omicron cases. Thus the state has decided to keep a vigil on border, especially in the Belagavi border, Mr. Bommai said.

Those who have got two doses of vaccination certificate and RTPC negative test report will be allowed to enter the state. Along with Belagavi check post, neighboring district check posts will be monitored. District officials have been told to strictly monitor the border, Mr. Bommai said and added that in Vijayapura, there are 11 check posts have established to close monitor of entering vehicles from Maharashtra, he added.