Amid continuing Covid-19 spread in rural areas, the Karnataka government may extend lockdown by a week beyond June 7. The positivity and fatality rates remaining high despite an overall decline in cases. The decision is expected to be announced by CM BS Yediyurappa on Thursday, alongside a second relief package for unorganised workers who were left out in the first round announced last month. Ahead of that, the government permitted export-oriented units (EOUs) to function with 50% of their staff from June 3. Earlier in the day, Yediyurappa said EOUs would be allowed to operate from Thursday, following an appeal from industries minister Jagadish Shettar who cited the huge loss suffered by the sector and its long-term negative impact on the state’s economy.
Jun 03, 2021, 09:13AM ISTSource: TOI.in