Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Thursday announced that Karnataka Ministers have unanimously decided to contribute one year's salary to covid relief work in the state.
"We the ministers in Karnataka have decided to donate one year of our salary for COVID relief work," he said while briefing reporters on CM Yediyurappa's meeting with district officials to review COVID management.
The Minister said 230 acres of land across the state have been reserved for cremation purposes, and accordingly, the Deputy Commissioners have handed over the land to the Tehsildars.
Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, meanwhile, said that the superintendents of police of all districts have been instructed to impose restrictions. He also added that jails are being sanitized after around 300 inmates tested positive. The state government has also issued directions to Deputy commissioners to set up Covid care centres on a priority basis
"The Chief Minister also instructed to ensure judicious usage of oxygenated beds, ventilators and Remdesivir, which should be given only to the needy. DCs have been told to ensure timely oxygen supply to the hospitals," reads a statement by the state government.
The government has also imposed a lockdown in urban areas from April 27-May 12 to contain the pandemic.