Export businesses can commence operations from June 3: Yediyurappa

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced on Wednesday that all export-oriented businesses will be given the permission to operate starting from Thursday, June 3, although he indicated that stringent Covid-19 regulations will be continued post June 7, when the ongoing lockdown is supposed to end.

Yediyurappa said, “The export-oriented businesses will be allowed from Thursday.”

When asked whether the lockdown will end, he responded, “No, no. We will extend (the lockdown) and take some strict measures.”

Yediyurappa added that he had organized several meetings to have a discussion about the upcoming decision to be taken regarding the Covid-19 situation.

He said, “On the whole, coronavirus has not come under complete control. It’s still high in rural areas.”

He further added, “Today evening, I’m discussing with everybody. Today or tomorrow, we will take a call (on lockdown). I’m discussing this with senior officials today.”

He also mentioned that he would soon make an announcement about another relief package in two days.

The lockdown should be continued even after June 7, according to the recommendations of the Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee. However, there are divided opinions in Yediyurappa’s Cabinet colleagues regarding the same.

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