Learn to live with COVID-19, no other option left: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

South India

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday said that the "country will have to learn to live with coronavirus as there are no options".


Yediyurappa made the remark after paying tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram, on his death anniversary, at a ceremony in Vidhana Soudha.

"We don't have any other option, we have to learn to live with this virus. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the same thing”, he said.

“We have increased ambulances, we have made all arrangements to fight the pandemic. It is very important to safeguard ourselves," he added.

The Chief Minister added that the state government has made many arrangements to combat the widespread illness.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there is 23,474 number of COVID-19 cases in the state and 372 people have died due to the illness. 

Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. With an increase of 425  deaths, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 19,693.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 2,53,287. Meanwhile 4,24,432 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.


With inputs from Agency

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