Complete one-week lockdown in Bengaluru city, rural districts from July 14

From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network

Bengaluru, Jul 11: In view of the continuous spike in COVID infection cases and fatalities in the State, the Karnataka government has announced complete lockdown for a week from July 14 Tuesday night 8 pm till July 22 morning 5 am in Bengaluru city and rural districts.

The decision to enforce complete lockdown for a week in Bengaluru city and rural districts has been taken based on the advice from medical experts, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has announced in an official statement on Saturday.

B S Yediyurappa

Supply and sale of essential commodities like milk, groceries, fruits and vegetables, will be available while medical shops as also hospitals will be functioning during the lockdown period.

The State Government has also clarified that the medical degree and post-graduate examinations that have been already scheduled will be carried out as scheduled.

The public have been warned that the people going out to by essential commodities and other requirements shall be required to follow the social distancing and wearing of masks and other norms pertaining to lockdown.

The people have been requested to cooperate with the government in remaining in their homes and avoid going out to help in the efforts to contain the spread of COVID pandemic.

The Chief Minister has complimented the medical and police personnel as well as Asha workers who have been striving hard to check the spread of the Corona virus along with other government officials, volunteers. He also thanked the media for cooperating with the government in disseminating information and creating awareness in the people.

Yediyurappa appealed, “Dear citizens, in view of sudden surge of COVID 19 cases in Bengaluru and on the advice of the experts, it is decided to impose lockdown for a period of one week in Bengaluru Urban and Rural Districts starting from 8 pm on Tuesday, 14th of July. Detailed guidelines will be issued on Monday in this regard.

“During lockdown period, supply of essential commodities like groceries, vegetables, fruits, milk, medicines will continue uninterrupted. MBBS, post graduate examinations will be conducted as scheduled.

“I appreciate the tireless efforts of our healthcare and police personnel, ASHA workers, volunteers and media persons in containing COVID 19 pandemic in the state.

“I appeal people to cooperate with the Government, wear masks, maintain social distance, follow all guidelines, take all precautionary steps and help us contain the pandemic.”

“All of us must unite and cooperate to check the spread of the coronavirus and win in the war against it,’’ Yediyurappa said.





Comment on this article

  • Rkk, Mlore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    The number in Mangalore for the city’s population is really high already. Mangalore should go into a stricter lockdown for at least 10 days immediately.

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  • CHRIS, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    NO idea what they are doing. Before the Minister told they wont shut down and now they have shut down again. No clue like what is going on

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  • Student, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    I do not know why they are still conducting exams.

    Cases are increasing every day but they want to conduct exams and they are not considering mental health of the students.

    It is very strange when majority of students do not favour it. I have seen many supporters (strong ones also) are angry especially because abvp is bent on conducting exams. They are harming themselves in the elections.

    Exams are important, but exams are not life. You should come out of this mind-set, he said. (PM MODI ji SAID THIS BUT ABVP AND OTHER MINISTERS ARE BEHAVING OTHERWISE)

    I do not want to involve in politics but nobody is helping/supporting. Everyone is scattered.
    It is difficult to get strong support without involving in politics.

    Conducting exams has become a political issue now.
    ABVP (BJP affiliated) for conducting exams Vs NSUI (INC affiliated) for postponing/cancelling exams. Politics included.

    The mental health of students has gone for a toss. Nobody's really helping either. When suicides happen, people give condolences and forget about it later.
    People don't take students seriously (It is not a drama all the time) and that is sad.

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    World's Most confused country ministers with ignorant Citizens

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    Grocery, medical shops and black maal marunakelna kudora star tirgund

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  • Jay, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    Till now people where argueing that why lockdown is not imposed and now after they have announced again same people have problems.

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  • Kevin Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    Why step motherly treatment for mangaluru..! The rate at which the cases are increasing here is as equivalent to the cases in Bengaluru considering a small city we live in. We have always been the neglected city in Karnataka. Period..!!

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    For atleast one month , stop public transport, close bars a d restaurants, religious places, public gatherings.

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  • Tilak, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    Now many will start commenting on economic issues due to lockdown.

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