Mangaluru: Administration, police stay dormant - People show callousness towards lockdown

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Mar 24: Citizens of the city, who are generally believed to be educated and well informed, have showed scant respect to the need to maintain social distancing, which is the crux of lockdown. One wondered what is the district administration of Dakshina Kannada is doing, and whether the police force is absent, as people are seen going about with their routine and crowding the central market for buying vegetables and fruits.

Kalpana Sweets near central market distributed eatables free of cost. For this purpose, the shutter of the shop was kept half open. People vied with each other to collect these eatables. At the central market too there was heavy crowd and people freely went about bargaining for vegetables unmindful of brushing one another and moving around without wearing any masks.

In a nutshell, the people here are showing to the world that they do not have in their mind the need to be socially responsible. They also seem to have forgotten that maintaining a distance of six feet from each other can ward away coronavirus pandemic that is fast developing into a serious challenge.

The police and health department officials are conspicuous by their absence at markets where usual rush is being observed. It is clear that the people have overlooked the lockdown order of the district administration and they cannot sacrifice a little comfort for the sake of the wellbeing of the society.



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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Kirana stores in Mangalore were forced to close yesterday, but supermarkets are open some asking you to use sanitizer were as other supermarkets not interested in providing sanitizer to its customers at the entrance. The district authorities are all confused and not trained.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    This PM tells people "don't hoard essential items", then orders shutdown of essential items sale, utter confusion as during demonetization, when the country is run by illiterate fools only this can be expected, don't blame the poor people for crowding, should they die of starvation? No money, no food too, pathetic governance, busy toppling Gov'ts, doing riots and getting ready for Bihar and when corona bearing tourists freely entered the country and even roamed around freely, there was ample time and warning, the government acted too late, do not blame people for the Gov't, s misdeeds.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    One must know that India has a huge 24 crores.of people living under the 1$ income level; what can you expect from them, those who can't afford a single meal a day, sleeping on the roads!
    One famous industrialist has said if the situation goes to exponential phase there could be a big upheaval!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    These appear to be mostly migrant labourers who do not have any jobs and run out of cash, no chance to even return to their native places! Where will they go for food & shelter; only option is beg, borrow, or steal! If the situation continues for another month, there will be anarchy!

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  • Sandya, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Why is it that we want someone to be behind us and keep reminding us of our duties? Why aren't we realising the importance of social distancing on our own? We can't blame the police or someone else. Let's understand the seriousness of the situation and act accordingly.

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    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Mangalore Admin or social workers please take necessary steps to feed the poor beggars or daily immigrant labors from North Karnataka or North India who don't have home.

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Depite lockdwn the garbage collectors coming to each ward with vehicles plus labourers. So let the Dist. Admn. and MCC arrange to supply Fish, Vegetables etc by Tempo or van by making door delivery for our daily consumption.

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  • Ramachandra Baliga, Hampankatta/Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    When I saw people dancing and grouping after Janata Curfew. I realized we are good only with certificates. A simple concept of Janata Curfew also we couldn't understand! People we enjoying as if Modi Jai Jai, BJP Jai Jai.

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  • Roshan Madtha, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Most of these people who are in line are homeles poors uneducated people so we cannot blame them
    Kalpna sweet owner may be wanted to clear his stock which will spoil after few days but district administration should not allow to open any shops.
    If owner is interested to donate let him handover to officer's which can be given to poor people at orfanage or wenlock hospital.

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  • fr. Dileep Anup Veigas, OP, Bantwala/Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    It's sad to hear people are neither serious about the spread of Covid-19 nor co-operating the Government in combating the spread of Covid-19 through various measures. It looks like people are waiting for the effect of corona virus in thier lives.
    Strict measures besides lockdown are required ............. to create social distancing, to make people stay homes and make people aware of the danger of not being protected.
    Remember, "There's no one who is not vulnerable to the attack". Don't endanger the life of others by your travel...
    Take care of yourself..... your family...... society....nation....

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    The police should mercilessly come down on those who are flouting the rules. That seems to be the only way you can teach someone who doesn't want to learn.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    District administration has to think over distribution of essential commodities in the locality with door to door facility with help of vendors.informing public by and or need channel or loudspeaker.The people can go for purchase of essential items necessarily there should be crowd.The district administration and people representatives should think over this and should bring out solution.A order with problems create further problems.Curfew should be properly implemented site police and military.They can be used for distribution of essential instead of using lathi

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Distribution of essential commodities is very important. Shut down the whole sale market and arrange through local vendors . People will not go central market if all essential items available near their house. Most of small shops , nothing is available , Shelves are empty.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Irresponsible people...
    Let us hope.. all is well in karnataka

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Indians need someone to babysit them.

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  • arun rai, mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    These people have to be shown the seriousness of the situation with the DANDA , thats the only way they understand . The people really have not understood ,if it gets bad in India ,people will be dying like flies ,and there is only so much our medical system could help once its reached its bottleneck .Please everybody stay home dont meet anybody unless badly needed ,your world wont stop if you stay at home ,but if you dont it may.

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  • Rohan, Mangalore / Dubai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    When we have uneducated leaders without sense and vision, this is expected... why worry.. the nature will clear the mess..

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