Karnataka DGP allows grocery shops to remain open 24x7 during lockdown


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (AM)

Bengaluru, Mar 25: Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood has allowed the grocery shops in the state to open round the clock to prevent people from getting inconvenienced amid the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the spread of coronavirus.

The DGP tweeted, "For the convenience of citizens grocery shops and supermarkets seeking food articles can be open 24*7 all over the state. Cooperate with police by avoiding crowding.

He further said that patients requiring medical attention are allowed to and from the hospital without any need for curfew pass.


DGP Praveen Sood

Earlier, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced a state-wide lockdown till March 31. So far, Karnataka has reported 33 positive cases, including one death.

Non-essential services were restricted during the lockdown. Essential services like hospital, clinics, pharmacies and grocery stores were opened for few hours to avoid any inconvenience to the people.

 

 

 

  

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  • Prakash g, #1173/3BNC block ambedkar nagar dj Halli main road Banglore 45

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Pls give a pass for or shop

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    One who has brain and commonsense must see to peoples needs and issue order like this. Going out is a separate issue. But how the people can survive just sitting inside the home without consuming anything. For this, the Karnataka DGP has taken a appropriate step to provide grocery and other essential items knowing peoples survival problems. Hats Off to you sir.

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  • christine sequeira, mangalore

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    good move sir . every one must take their own responsibility if shops are open and all things available ,can per chge this once or twice a week that make people stay at home also and fast finish the shopping .

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    What's the use of giving statements by an top officer in power when they are not getting implemented at the ground level???? Now whom to believe??

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  • Sumitha, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I have no vehicle hence can't go to grocery shops now. I'm dependent on online shopping. But unfortunately it's stopped as delivery boys are not allowed to move around. Please do something about it. It will help many of us stay at home and maintain social distancing.

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  • Jay, Banaswadi, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    On the contrary, I see all food shops, vegetable shops are closed. Not even for 2 hours they are open. The less time they are open, the more crowd will be present. So yes it should be open for at least 12 hours. But alas, I hear police is forcefully closing the shops.
    I feel we have two options
    1. Go out and die with corona
    2. Stay home and die out of hunger
    I choose 1. What will you choose?

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  • Francis Pereira, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Do Mangalore Police report to DGP Praveen Sood or some one else. this morning at a supermarket when I told the cops on duty about the DGPs order, they said it applies only to Bangalore. Could the DGP please call Mangalore Police if they report to him.
    24 hours maybe stressful for the supermarket staff as well as logistics. However, two 5 hour shifts in the morning and evening should be enough. Many hospital staff cannot go in the morning and shops are closed the night just now in Mangalore. AND social distancing should be maintained.

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  • Subramanian Janardanan, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    The list of Grocery Shops should include suppliers of Coffee Powder as well. Many people prefer to buy coffee powder from coffee powder suppliers rather than packed stuff from from super markets. Hence this may please be considered.

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  • vassu, kudla

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    shops may be open but things are not available. rationing should be done. people are still hoarding. customers who enter the shops first almost literally raid it as if there is no tomorrow.

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  • Reena, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I and my family wants to leave to bangalore in our private vehicle from mangalore we have our house in bangalore and cannot have it closed for 21 days. Is it safe to travel now to bangalore from mangalore with this reason. Please suggest.

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  • Savitha, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    But which shops are still having grocery in Mangalore? All are emtpy.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Wine shop onji 1 hr open malple anna

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  • gregory sequeira, mangalore/Ireland

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Thank God..some sense used at-last .people should be sensible and use their sense in what measures they should take.keep the distance very important..some people think that they have to lock down themselves in the house and not to work.keep working hard or else you will go mentally mad and physically paralyzed. try and clean every corner of your house,your society, etc.it is to time to clean the country instead of wasting time.but keep good distance.

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  • Narasimha Murthy, Vellore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    People should lock down from, individuals,
    To family , then to houses , to villages they should
    Build fences or barricades so that no will enter
    Or go out from and to the village, in the same way
    Each toll plaza should be locked and restricted only
    To emergency services.
    If followed strictly, we can stop the spread of
    The virus so called corona virus .
    My humble request to the public at large pls
    Sacrifice your needs, pleasures etc for these
    21 days and the whole country will come out
    Of this crisis.
    Thankyou.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Are any toll gates operational today as public tv is telling people are moving in and out of the city with tolls being operational.

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  • Sakshi shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Here too near my place I can see people roaming here and there...it doesnt look like LOCKDOWN time....

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  • Jason, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    During normal times the grocery shops open around 1000 am and close at 1000 pm. That is about 12 hours. Now you want to keep it open for 24 hours. Defies logic!!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    In Mumbai Medicine, Grocery & Essential Items shops are open only till 12 noon ...

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  • Anil Dmello, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Good decision. Logically speaking it is not possible to survive for 21 days without Essentials now everybody will isl get daily ration without tension

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  • Dr ATHAULLA KHAN, BENGALURU

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Excellent decision sir it will avoid overcrowding and hence spread of disease will be less. Please make sure and instruct the grocery owners to not take excess money.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait / India.

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    DGP's move seems to be in the right direction., which will prevent panic buying, hoarding etc., and at the same time will provide all essential groceries to people of all walks of life.
    However,
    For the benefit of all, and to make the lock down a total success, I would suggest the following:

    Grocery shops should be allowed to remain open only from early morning till 5 PM only.

    This way, people will be to buy their daily essentials, with ease and without breaking the law.

    This will also compel people to remain at home after 5 PM since Banks, and other essential services will also will be closed in the evening, which will translate into empty roads, and will require very little policing to do.

    Jai Hind!!!

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Wrong decision Sir

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  • FEEROZ, Udupi/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Dear Sir, Kindly arrange one responsible person to stand near shops to maintain distance and let limited people enter inside the market or stand by line with distance. There is no other option. If the grocery gets crowded then there is more chance of virus spread. Please decide wisely better and safer options. Little worst time by staying at home is better then more worst case. I am extremely worried for all Indians, extremely worried for those who don't have shelter :( , everyone be responsible to fight against the virus. May we all live safe. Jai Hind.

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  • Sk, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Dear sir, On complete lock down we can see polices are getting too much trouble.with 24/7 opening system how will be the situation? Educated person can follow safety rules. Many peoples behave casually.what we can do with them? Either every grocery shop has to be atleast 1 police or govt should plan diffrent straterly..otherwise no use of 21 days bundh...

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    I am not too sure if this is a good and wise decision. Notwithstanding the lockdown, a number of instances have been reported of people flouring the rules and moving around in public without any let or hindrance. It surely is a very painful thing to sit at home for 21 days. However, we should not lose of the fact that in the present circumstances, that remains our only bet to combat corona virus. If people move around freely, the whole purpose of this lockdown is defeated. All the pain we endure during this period would go down the drain if people do not confine themselves to their homes. How on earth are we going to arrest the spread of the disease? I am appreciative of the fact that people can't be deprived of essential commodities. However, allowing the people to move around freely on the pretext of buying groceries defeats the whole purpose. Instead, the government should initiate steps to get the groceries delivered to our door step which will obviate the necessity for people to go out of their houses.

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  • william pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    At the last we have found a officer who is sensible and sensitive. This lock down would have created terrible social unrest had the state closed grocery shops. Let all grocery shops be open and let all supply chain of food items not affected. Let people only worry about the decease not the groceries

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    What game of hide and seek is this. DGP says 24 Hrs grocery is open and in Mangalore Nalin is saying something else. There is no coordation here and the people are made to suffer. In the Mangalore corporation limits let them issue a pass /letter for only one family member with the Adhar card number mentioned on it so that groceries can be bought. The pass/letter with Adhar card can be shown in case of physical checking. This will stop unnecessary persons on the road. This responsibility can be taken by the Corporators of MCC. Our people expert in fraud, so house numbers should be the criteria in order to avoid duplicate passes.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Sir will this reach to the attention of Mangalore mp before making any further statement

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  • Inzil Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Decision is not good because tomarrow there will be a big crowd among Karnataka if shops are open full 24 hrs

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  • Kiram jb, Ullal

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    You are right but how people will survive without food???

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  • P. L. Sanjay Nirmal, Bangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    This is great news! But I'm so worried I might get thrashed by your colleagues?!! You've said open, you haven't mentioned anything about maintaining the social distancing bit? If you had it would mean we could go there if needed?! that seems to be a grey area? Probably cops can be at the bigger outlets to ensure the sanctity of social distancing is maintained by their sheer presence. Also too many conflicting versions, and I am utterly and thoroughly confused! And it is just day2!

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    DGP Sir, a big salute to you for understanding the people's concerns. This is called efficient management. If this is done no one will crowd in one store as all grocery stores will remain open. Thank you.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    A very wise decision. If people get food, immunity will increase and we will be able to fight the virus.Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Batman, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    So people who got this disease were not eating ?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Those who have immunity may not get the disease or symptoms could be mild.Mortality occours when the immune system is compromised. Boost your immunity.Eat well .Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Can you please ensure innocent people are not hit by your colleagues while they are on their way to make purchases.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    24*7 remains very very doubtful in the midst of a lockdown!!

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  • Shraavan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    The very best move by the dgp . I love it

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Now please communicate this to everyone involved in the system..
    Please deploy police at the grocery store to maintain queue..

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Thank you DGP Praveen Sood Sir. We salute you not just for 5 minutes but 24 x 7.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Better issue passes to house hold. One person can come out and buy grocery, once the pass is checked by police, then they can't come out.

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  • A, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    We r lucky to have Praveen Sood understanding our woes..hats off super cop

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  • Suraj Attavar, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Good Decission, Hats off to you Sir.Great.
    If implemented,this will bring down overcrowding in the groceries shop drastically.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    But 24x 7 is not a good idea at all. 21 days lock down period. This decision will make situvation out of control. People will be on the road all the time.
    Fix time like morning 6 to evening 5 pm. Then total curfew. Only emergency case like patients should be allowed.

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  • Joy, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Very good move. But in continuation I feel only one person from a family should be allowed to go n not in a group. Let all the other establishment be closed accept ATM. Some private organization work without the knowledge of Govt health officials, even they should be stopped. Meantime give importance to home delivery. I feel public announcement has to done throughout the day , informing the importance of being home. Some importance has to be given to daily wage labours, who depend only on that days income.

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  • Senior Citizen, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Super Move 👍

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  • Muhammad Riyaz, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    It's more than enough for alternative day's for grocery stores and medical shop

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  • Muhammad Riyaz, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    No need of grocery shops open every day its more than enough for every alternative day's and

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Now this is a very good decision! Public should cooperate by not crowding, and keeping a safe distance for their own good. Plz do not take unnessary risk and put others also in trouble!

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  • Anil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Now whom should we follow
    The DGP or MP
    One says tomorrow everything will be shut and groceries will be delivered at your foorcsteps
    Other says supermarkets can be open 24x7

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Anil Kumar, That's my question too. It is very confusing and I don't know who is right and who is wrong. This is a critical issue and citizens have to know.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Follow your Foorcsteps.

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  • Andrea, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    U nailed it

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    What you have mentioned is true. Our MP said today whole day essential shops will be open.. But, to my surprise when i went to get groceries all shops were shut down by 11only and very very few till 12. Now, according to DGP shops should remain open. Very good decision by DGP and if all govt officials including police follow only one statement and act accordingly, there wont be rush, gathering, groups etc. etc. Higer authorities issue statemens, here some responsible forces ask the essential shops to shut...all are confused and panicked more than the fear of corona. Give one order lets say follow what prime minister said and as per the full list issued by the home ministry today, all government officials should implement the same ...

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    This is an absolutely efficient administrative move. Wish all the DG's in various states apply this logic rather than beating up people who are going out in search of food. Thank you sir, you have a human heart.

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  • Mak, koteshwar/Oman

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Good Move

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