Udupi: DC Jagadeesha issues guidelines for 14-day border seal down

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Jul 14: "There are sufficient bed facilities for COVID-19 positive patients. Udupi district would be opting for border seal down and not lockdown," Udupi district commissioner G Jagadeesha said on Tuesday, July 14.

"Any person who wants to come to Udupi or move outside of the district should move before 8 pm on July 15. In the video conference held on Monday, the chief minister has given powers to the district commissioners of the respective districts to take necessary action with regard to lockdown. Taking the advice of the expert committee of our district and after discussing with the representatives we have decided to seal the district borders. The regulations are also applicable to conducting festivals and pre-planned marriage functions. The marriage functions can be conducted with only 50 people. Churches, mosques and temples are open just for public viewing. No special mass and offerings can be conducted. At a time inside a religious place not more than 20 people including religious leaders will be allowed," the commissioner said.

Speaking about the self lockdown in some parts of the district he said, "We are not opposing any self lockdown imposed by the people. They can proceed as per their wish in matters of self lockdown. Complete lockdown will be followed every Sunday. All the establishments will be closed except the health care facilities," he said.

During the 14 days border seal down essential goods carrying vehicles can move without any restrictions. People wanting to travel on special flights under 'Vande Bharat Mission' can avail special pass from the local authorities. No one is allowed to enter the district from other districts or states. People who are found arriving on trains to the district from outside will be charged for the violation, the commissioner said.

Free treatment in Dr TMA Pai hospital for COVID patients:

Over 1,100 beds have been prepared for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. In addition to this, 700 beds will be made available in various hostels, hotels and other private institutions. Dr TMA Pai hospital is fully functional with additional facilities and 140 beds are made available in this hospital. Once the occupancy fills to 70 per cent of its capacity another prioritized hospital would be made available. "We have already discussed with 21 private hospital managements during the peak of positive cases. We have restricted the walk-in-entry to Dr TMA Pai hospital. The government referred patients treated here are entirely free of cost. Anyone willing for treatment in special rooms should pay according to the rates decided by the government," the DC said.

Public transport suspended, weekly markets closed:

"To contain the community spread of COVID-19 public transport will be completely halted. All the private and KSRTC bus services will be suspended for the next 14 days. No weekly markets will be functional during this period. We have received information regarding some organizations conducting installation ceremonies, felicitation function and so on, but as per the MHA guidelines, all these are prohibited. No political, religious, or social gatherings can be conducted," Jagadeesha said.


Comment on this article


    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Dear Sir,
    I have booked flight from Kolkata to Mangalore via Bangalore on 25th July. I want to travell Murdeshwar by road. I have E pass got from Seva Sindhu APP ...is it enough or other than this any other special pass is required , if required how to get special pass to travell from Mangalore airport to MURDESHWAR...
    I was planning to go by Car from my home vehicle....is it required for them to come Mangalore airport with any pass..

    Best regards

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  • Vijetha, Brahmavara

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    My mother in law is in Mysuru. She needs to come back. Can I get a pass to bring her back..

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  • MUKESH KUMAR, Kinnimulky

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Dear Sir,
    My family( wife and daughter) has pre- booked for Ranchi and is required to travel from Kinnimulky(Udupi) to Mangalore to catch her flight from Mangalore to Ranchi on 27th July 2020 on her pre-booked flight-ticket.

    Kindly clarify what sort of pass / permission is required to be taken and from which authority, to do the same.

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  • Sachindra Karkera, Padubidri

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    I have received EPass on July 14 to travel to Mumbai and i have decided to travel on July 16 eaning....the EPass does not have any condition mentioned

    My query is can i travel or the Inter district restrictions will be applicable

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  • Denis, Shirva

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Can we go for Covid test to Mangalore as many booked for the same on Thursday and Friday as they have to take flight to UAE on 19 th and 20 th.


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  • Amaresh Kumar Jayaswal, M 5 / 17, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Dear Sir,
    My daughter, who has just completed her inernship (MBBS) in KMC, Manipal, is required to vacate the hostel , send her luggage by Agrawal Movers and Packers (Mangalore) on 24 th July 2020 and is required to travel from Manipal (Udupi) to Mangalore to catch her flight from Mangalore to Bhubaneswar on 27th July 2020 on her pre-booked flight-ticket.

    Kindly clarify what sort of pass / permission is required to be taken and from which authority, to do the same.

    Amaresh Kumar Jayaswal,
    O/o PCCF, Odisha

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  • Mohammed, India

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    People who stay at home will not contact coronavirus, but definitely die with hunger... so just stop these lockdown without plans, this is not going to stop.. so people have to protect themselves and live with this virus...

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  • Wilfred D, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Respected DC, I know the bureaucrats enjoy the special power given to them during this tuff times. We had the world stringent lockdown and yet we failed to contain the virus. More lockdown wont help and as the virus wont go away anytime soon. We need to learn to live with it. People who have made enough money will support the lockdown. There will be huge business impact if we impose lockdown and most of the business wont Survive. Anti lockdown protests will be inevitable.

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  • Sadanand Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Dear Sir
    Kindly confirm whether Bank Officials can travel for duty in their personal vehicle between Mangalore to Udupi and vice versa.


    Sadanand N Shetty

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  • Kudla Stories, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Dear Sir, there are medical stores that are very vulnerable. Have you thought that there might be a lot of possible corona positive people come there. But there is no strict monitoring going on. No temperature scanner. And no one monitors if people are using sanitizer or not. Trust me I was under self quarantine just because of this irresponsible approach of a very popular medical store in Manipal, right opp KMC.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    What about health care workers staying in Udupi district and working in Mlore??

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  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/Udupi

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Wise decision of our DC.

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  • Rashad, Manipal

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    If there is no clear protocol defined, this is going to be waste a week after

    Stop giving permission to weddings at least for the next 3 months
    Stop relegious activities
    Strict social distancing ( rings weren't visible at all)
    Shop owners must maintain the lines before buying groceries - none
    Operate service and city buses in alternate days.
    Alternate days fish market

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 14 2020

    Well-done Sir ...

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