Sunday lockdown in state from July 5, change in night curfew timing from June 29

From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network

Bengaluru, Jun 27: Concerned over the sharp rise in COVID 19 positive cases and infections in Karnataka, especially the State capital city of Bengaluru, the State Government has decided to impose lockdown on every Sunday from July 5 in the entire state and also enforce strict curfew during nights from 8 pm to 5 am from Monday June 29 with changed timings as against the present timing of 9 pm to 5 am.

No activities shall be permitted on Sundays from July 5 except essential services and supplies, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has announced.

In addition, the State Government has decided to close all government offices on all Saturdays along with second and fourth Saturday from July 10 onwards.

These decisions were taken after an emergency high-level meeting on control of the COVID 19 situation at the Chief Minister’s official residence Cauvery in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Revenue Minister R Ashok, Chief Secretary T M VijayaBhasakr, Chief Minister’s Political Secretary S R Vishwanath, Bruhat Bengaluru MahanagaraPalike (BBMP) Commissioner B H Anil Kumar and other senior officials attended the meeting.

The meeting directed the BBMP Commissioner to set up more number of wholesale vegetable markets to avoid crowds in large wholesale vegetable markets for the city. 

The officers have been directed to have centralised bed allocation system to speed up hospitalisation of COVID 19 patients 

The Chief Minister directed enhancement of the number of ambulances to carry COVID patients to 250 and arrange separate ambulances for carrying mortal remains of deceased COVID patients.

Use of police control room wireless system to identify the location and easy movement of the ambulance and publish the details of nodal officers working for COVID Management and give additional responsibilities to Joint Commissioners of 8 BBMP regions and also to appoint KAS officers to assist them in order to lessen the burden on Commissioner and the central office of BBMP.

It was decided to avail services of 180 ESI doctors appointed by the Labour department and appoint probationary tahasildars as nodal officers for COVID hospitals and COVID care centers. 

The officials were directed to take necessary steps to reserve marriage halls, hostels, and other institutions in Bengaluru for COVID care centers and to avail railway coach with beds.

The Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner has been told to identify more places for the last rites of dead patients. CM also directed to form teams for conducting the last rites.

The BBMP Commissioner has also been directed to notify reservation of 50 percent of beds in Medical colleges and private hospitals besides notifying tie-up of hotels with hospitals to avoid any shortage of beds for treatment.


Comment on this article

  • Rakesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    It seems as per Govt decision Corona virus has informed these ministers and their advisors that Corona will roam in the market and on roads only on Sundays. So lockdown has been ordered on Sundays so that Corona can have its outing without any traffic issues. Otherwise it doesn't make any sense of Sunday lockdown decision from this inefficient Govt.

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  • smr, Karkala

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Din't this Mysore MP of Bettale Jagattu Pratap Simha and Revenue Minister R Ashok said no need of lock down?
    The extension of lock down signals that all is not good in Karnataka. Now the question remains is this 'operation kamala' government having deficit of funds is ready to manage the worst crisis?

    1. How many beds, ventilators, PPE and heath workers are available at present time to cope up the situation?
    2. How long the state can survive the pandemic?
    3. What will be the economical impact?

    Jai Hind

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  • S&Y, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Frankly saying.. me being a bjp supporter I am sad about our Karnataka government decision and SOP against COVID-19 pandemic.

    It's too late to apologise.

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    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Dr Ramdev claimed 100% cure of Covid-19 patients in a 7 days of treatment.
    Now we hear that a criminal complaint has been filed against dongi Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurveda Limited, an Uttrakhand firm, at the Chandigarh District Court, seeking registration of a case of alleged sale of adulterated drugs and attempt to murder under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and further under the Section of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act.
    BJP should be transparent why it is allowing a yogi and meddle in medical science. May be we need educated education minister to educate Ramdev.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Why are you behind Ramdev, nobody has forced you to purchase his products. Already GOI has put hold on his COVID medicine.

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  • Karuna, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Commenting without understanding the subject shows your ignorance, yes Ramdev has comitted mistake of law, but the company Pathanjali manufacture various products based on Ayurvedic system, they are not harmful to health. There are hundreds products of Patanjali available all over India and used by millions on a day today basis. Patanjali and Ramdev claim that their new medicine acts a cure to Covid19, but unfortunately they did not follow the rules laid by government before marketing their medicine. As an Indian be proud of the success of Patanjali, they have given frieght to multinational like Colgate and others by introducing many products which are much cheaper and healthier than those foreign brands.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Patanjali is a business being Ayurvedic is just secondary. The claims it makes are misleading and harmful if it causes the patient to not take required medication.

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  • Kudla, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    No logic! Doesn't this government have educated advisors?

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  • Jan, MAngalore

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Only for govt officer 5 days working why not others what is dam decison all are have life

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