Religious places have been shut across the nation since late March when PM Modi declared a complete lockdown to curb the spread COVID-19.
Bengaluru: In Karnataka, religious places could restart on June 1 if CM BS Yediyurappa gets his way. The Yediyurappa said he has written to PM Narendra Modi asking that Karnataka be allowed to reopen temples, mosques, churches and other religious places.
“We have to get a lot of permissions before opening up, so let’s wait and see. If we get permission, places of worship can open by June 1,” Mr Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
Religious places, like all other venues that draw crowds, have been closed across the nation since late March when Prime Minister declared a complete lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The total cases in India surged to 151,767 including over 64,000 cured/discharged or migrated and 4,337 deaths amid lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
In the past 24 hours, 170 casualties were recorded.
6,387 cases new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Across the country, at least 64,000 patients have cured so far the recovery rate stood at 42%.
Currently, there are over 83,004 active COVID-19 patients in the country.
India is the 10th worst-affected country in terms of the total number of COVID-19 cases, overtaking China and Iran. However, its tally of active cases exceeds those of some top-ten countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Iran.
A total of 280 government laboratories in the country is conducting tests for the novel coronavirus, the Indian Council of Medical Research has said.
Globally, the total number of COVID-19 cases nears 5,500,000 while the death toll crossed 350,000, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States, the worst affected country in the world, recorded over 1.6 Million cases of COVID-19 and nearly 1,00,000 lakh deaths, as per Johns Hopkins University data.