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One-year's salary of all ministers will be donated to Covid-19 relief fund: Karnataka government

The Karnataka government has imposed a lockdown-like restriction from May 10 to May 24 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Published: 13th May 2021 03:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2021 03:06 PM   |  A+A-

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa (File photo| ANI)

By PTI

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has ordered depositing one-year salary of State Ministers in the COVID Relief Fund.

This was decided by the State Cabinet a few days ago.

The order was issued on May 11 and would come into effect retrospectively from May 1 for a year.

The order was given on the direction of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

The State has been reporting 40,000-50,000 COVID infections daily resulting in about six lakh active cases.

This has led to shortage of oxygen, hospital beds, and essential drugs.

The government has imposed a lockdown-like restriction from May 10 to May 24 to contain the spread of the virus.



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