Karnataka imposes ban on use of firecrackers

Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa on Friday said that the government will issue an order to ban firecrackers during Diwali, keeping the Covid-19 situation in mind.

“We have discussed it (cracker ban), we are taking a decision to ban the use of firecrackers during Diwali. The government will soon be issuing an order to this effect,” Yediyurappa said.

He told the reporters, due to covid and related reasons, use of firecrackers is being banned this time.

Not just Karnataka, other states like Odisha and Delhi also imposed ban on use of firecrackers.

State health minister K Sudhakar said that fire crackers can badly impact the health of those who have already suffered or are infected by coronavirus, as we all know patients have breathing problems due to this virus and some of the firecrackers make it even worse.

He also said that the experts have been advised to control their use, and a final decision will be taken after consultation with the chief minister.

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