Public expresses doubts over MP Nalin's decision of 'Full Mangaluru Lockdown'

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SHP)

Mangaluru, Mar 25: Following the announcement made by the Dakshina Kannada MP and state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel over complete lockdown in the city, netizens have expressed doubts and sought clarification on social media.

Several users took to different social media platforms hoping for clarification from the MP over ordering a complete lockdown and having the necessary commodities delivered home, which many believe is not a feasible decision. Sheryl Iona who is the Mahila Congress social media state coordinator also voiced against the decision where she stressed the BJP MP to reconsider the plan of action.

Nalin Kumar Kateel

Meanwhile one of the users suggested reducing the time allotted for making the purchase. Although there was a small number of users who hailed the decision, a huge majority called it a hasty decision.

Some of the netizens also felt that the decision could spell disaster if the authorities failed to manage the deliveries efficiently. Another user highlighted the issue of delivery of medicines which if not available in time could spell terror for the senior citizens. 

Earlier on Wednesday, MP Nalin had said, "We are discussing with officials of all departments about ways to manage the situation. Essential things and facilities people need will be delivered at their doorsteps. We are sorting out how to deliver the items on behalf of the government and mode of delivery of items to apartment complexes."

Amid the rising cases of coronavirus Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, March 24 announced a 21-day national lockdown which threw Indians into a frenzy. People panicked trying to assess measures of availing everyday necessities. However, to provide relief to the anxious citizens, the home ministry released guidelines where it stated that medical establishments, shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder would stay open. However, district authorities could encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes.

As of March 25, India has recorded over 600 positive cases and 10 deaths while the global COVID-19 cases crossed 4 lac with over 19,000 deaths.



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  • Homework, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I don't understand why such statements are made by our MP rather than by the District Administration. It is found the announcements made by our PM, CM and MHA are quite different that made by the MP Nalin Kumar. Hope our DC will clarify and remove the confusion thus created.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    MP Nalin's decision of "Full Mangaluru Lockdown" is welcome but in the same time MP might not have been thought how it can be implemented to the fullest success.It is always easy said,than done but implementation is always tough.It is not as easy as we think. Allowing essential services to work such as groceries,supermarkets where food items are being sold,milk shops,fruits,vegetable,fish and mutton shops,hospitals,medical stores,nurses,doctors and paramedical services are is good decision and worth.But people should be educated to ensure that they should not assemble together and make a big crowd.Making a group and thereby creating a huge crowd,is exactly the problem exist.That should be avoided.Concerned authorities should come out with adequate solution to contain this crowd.People are still not serious about the Covid-19 and its impact on others apart from himself/herself and their family members.Nobody knows how this deadly virus will infect the people without their knowledge.Any point of time,anybody,anywhere can be infected directly or indirectly.That is why prime minister,concerned authorities,district administration,police department advising and appealing the general public to safeguard their health by staying at home.Always prevention is better than cure. It is mostly observed among literate and educated people than illiterate people that non-adherence to call given by prime minister of our country,district administration,police and other concerned department.Nobody is serious about the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus and everybody is taken it as granted and lightly.Considering the present scenario,each and every citizens of this country should co-operate and act as per the government's decision.Central and all the state governments trying their tooth and nail to control this Covid-19.Stay home,don't come out of the houses unless and until it is so warranted.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Will you follow DGP's order,it is applicable to the whole State.

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  • Ganesh Kamath, Mangalors

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    What your Corporates are doing ???? Give them the intiative to supply essentials in their wards once or twice a week with the accompany of police so there is no rush. Start it immediately otherwise lockdown is just a totally failure. This is the time to work

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  • Hari, Mangalore/bangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    What nonsense... State government is saying from tonight super markets and grocery shops can remain open for 24 hours. Here is our MP... Respected MP Sir, it's not a joke to send essential things to everyone's doorstep..

    I am not sure if our MP has authority to take this decision..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Different people giving spontaneous unilateral decisions which are contradictory adds to the panic and only increases the anxiety of the public!

    Only one spokesperson should be talking on behalf of the administration after due deliberation! Every few hours someone suddenly issues his own rules shows how lax the coordination is between all those involved, and it looks chaotic! Hope better sense prevails & we pass through this crisis soon!

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  • Savad, Managalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Well a complete lockdown is better as all the grocery shops and markets will be full and people be very close to each other which is not a good sign. Instead let the govt give E-visas to grocery and medicals shop owners so that they can roam around the city freely in order to deliver the goods to nearby locality of their respective area. There should be a complete ban on customers going to the shops and instead the shop keeps of medicals staffs can deliver the goods

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Lockdown lockdown lockdown. This is only to make sure people stay at home. This isn't curfew. Why aren't people understanding. That's because the govt has not addressed the nation properly. We all here in this forum are educated. We sense the risk hence we stay at home. This is want govt wants. But why people are panicked? Because govt has not assured about their necessities. These are all addressed as adhoc. People are unaware scared panicked. That's why everyone is out to shops and get belted by police. By this they think this situation is uncontrollable. Govt needs patience to first understand how to tackle this situation. If there is a lockdown then assure that all shop will still be open. People can go buy items whenever they want just that keep distance don't panic , give such assurance. People will understand. There won't be a situation like how we see people panicking. Suddenly you say lockdown that's the first sign of panic. Follow what other countries have done. This is just a panic situation . This can be controlled if the nation was addressed clearly in a language they understand.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Very well said...

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  • James Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Many people live on day to day basis ,most people have food grains enough for one to two days, tshort, There are old age people are living alone at home, children's care homes, daily wage labourers, people with special needs, students etc etc. First proper arrangement should be made to keep essential shops open with strict rules for social distancing.

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  • Ganesh Kamath, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Mr. Nalin Kumar without starting door to door service of essential items this lock down is a totally waistage. In shops like More people will gather and spread the virus. See how Delhi succesfully managing these service. They succesfully done the lockdown of Delhi

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    You said it rightly. Only talks wont do. The Machinery must be in place to move from door to door; else the people will disobey when the tummy starts rattling. Good suggestion.

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  • Nicholas, CANADA

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Ganesh Kamath, Mangalore
    Delhi has well educated representatives & CM is EX IAS officer but our MP /CM/PM are under educated . The decision making & organising skills are like comparing White & Black.

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  • Prem, Indian

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Delhi Govt. is run by educated people.

    we need to know the difference.....

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  • VM, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I am running short of my BP and diabetic medications. Again my uncle who is aged 92 has some serious medical problems. His doctor is not answering the phone.I might have to go to his house and take him to the doctor. Ride on an ambulance at this juncture will surely compromise his immunity. Both of these are real problems. The cops are beating up anyone who walks on the road because of kateels diktat.What is the suggestion from fellow readers.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Let the district administation take the correct measures on lock down situation.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    During these times people in responsible positions should not issue statements adding to the confusion.
    The District Administration should take charge.
    There should be a collective responsibility.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Mamu, slowly but surely "OONT PAHAD KE NEECHE AANE LAGA"
    21st day there won't be any OONT .....,.. only Pahad !!!!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Shame on you ...
    Trying to score political brownie points during a National calamity.
    Your Oont Pahaad proverb does not fit in here even if you grotusquely try to ...

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  • Valerian Rodrigues, UJIRE

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Awerness should be done.anyone can not take such risks that goods supplying to the home

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    There is some supply chain problem...
    If they do not allow goods trucks, availability of items in the grocery stores will finish and there may be problems after finishing of 21 crucial days..

    I suggest allow goods trucks, essential items supply etc.

    Also open grocery store 12hrs, but manage people efficiently.. so that no tension for general public.. deploy police near grocery stores to manage people... public should not have stress. Make masks compulsory and minimum distance of 2 meters

    Hope that will work.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Some eat rice some chapati. Some meat n some vegetables. How will you make door to door supply based on consumer needs ?

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Yes. First discuss everything before taking decision.

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    ಕೊರೊನ, ಮರಣ
    ರೋದನ , ರಾಜಕಾರಣ

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  • Faraz AH, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020


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