Only essential activities allowed May 10-25, Section 144 to stay in place

Bengaluru: As Bengaluru sees a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the city administration on Saturday announced the imposition of a two-week “total lockdown” in the capital to curb the spread of the pandemic, starting from May 10 (Monday). “All types of movement/activity will remain prohibited from 6am May 10 to 6am May 25 in the city. Any violation of the ordinance will be subject to prosecution,” read an order from Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police. and Additional District Magistrate, Bengaluru.Also Read – Andhra Pradesh Extends Nighttime Curfew Until Jan 31, Exempts Essential Services | Guidelines here

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had announced lockdown-style restrictions on Friday with tighter restrictions from May 10 to May 24 in view of the alarming increase in COVID cases. There was already a curfew in place in the state from April 27, which was due to end on May 12. Also Read – Dakshina Kannada Imposes New Restrictions and Mandates 7-Day Isolation for Students in Kerala | Guidelines here

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“The second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across the state as the Corona curfew imposed in the state has not yielded the desired result in reducing the infection and death rate,” the official said. chief minister.
“Therefore, the government has decided to impose a strict measure to control the spread of disease and death. Restrictions will be imposed across the state from 6 a.m. on May 10 to 6 a.m. on May 24. “, did he declare.

All shops and commercial establishments, hotels, pubs and bars will remain closed during this period, Yediyurappa said. Essential goods and services like food, medicine, milk, fruits and vegetables will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., he added.

Michelle J. Kelley