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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa in favour of lifting lockdown in districts not affected by Covid-19

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government is in favour of lifting the coronavirus lockdown in districts which remained free of the virus infection, subject to approval from the Centre, chief minister B S Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
In an interview to PTI here, he also said the state intended to relax liquor sales, stopped since the 21-day lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19, after April 14 in a bid to increase state revenues.
The chief minister said the state's legislators would take a 30 per cent salary cut.
According to officials, there were no Covid-19 cases in 12 districts of the total 30 districts in the state.
As on Wednesday, there were 181 Covid-19 cases in the state, including 5 deaths and 28 discharges.
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