A Karnataka BJP MLA was seen celebrating his birthday on Friday with lots of of supporters in brazen defiance of the continuing nationwide lockdown to curb the unfold of coronavirus.
M Jayaram, the legislator from Turuvekere in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district, minimize a big chocolate cake sporting white gloves and handed it round to folks together with kids.
The friends, who had been seen in pictures and video tightly filled with little regard for the lethal pandemic, had been served biryani in Gubbi city, round 90 km from Bengaluru.
Mr Jayaram is just not the primary politician within the state seen flouting the foundations with impunity amid the continuing disaster that has claimed over 200 lives and affected 6,000 throughout the nation.
Last month, days after banning all social gatherings together with weddings, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa attended the wedding ceremony of a BJP chief at Belgavi on March 15.
The very subsequent day, lots of of Congress employees defied the social distancing tips to honour the newly-appointed state social gathering president D Ok Shivakumar.
While the MLA was celebrating his birthday on Friday, the variety of coronavirus infections in Karnataka crossed 200, with 10 new instances confirmed within the state.
Of the 207 COVID-19 instances as of 5 pm on Saturday, six folks have died and 34 have been discharged, the Health division stated in a press release.
Among the 10 new instances, two are kids – an 8-year-old boy from Mysuru and an 11-year-old lady from Bengaluru Rural.
The state’s BJP authorities is in favour of extending the continuing three-week lockdown that expires on April 14 to curb the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak.
Mr Yediyurappa has stated a last determination shall be taken after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.