Mangaluru: People throng markets, buy supplies ahead of week-long lockdown

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 15: On Wednesday July 15, public in the district thronged to market and shops in large numbers and did not maintain the vital social distance to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection for which the lockdown is announced in the district from July 16.

Though it is clearly stated by the district administration that shops will be open from 8 am to 11 am on lockdown also, public of the district seems to be under panic and is rushing to buy and stock things.

Huge crowd of people was noticed in Kadri market in the city. People were seen not maintaining social distancing at all.

Dakshina Kannada district is going under lockdown from 8 pm of Wednesday, July 15 to 5 am of July 23. However, the district administration has relaxed the lockdown from 8 am to 11 am every day for people to buy essentials.

Private vehicles are completely banned by the district administration during the lockdown period.




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  • Sanjay, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    if private vehicles are banned during lockdown, how can one get essentials during the relaxation period of 8 to 11? walk all the way to market? everyb house is not near shop/market. nonsense

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    This lockdown is not last, several lockdown is going to be implemented this year once in every 2 months if covid is getting out of control. .if they managed to control the inflow of people from other states and abroad through a tight gate somehow mass spreading of virus could have been prevented. Am not saying we should not allow our own people from other states and overseas who are struck but they could have controlled it through limit. They are also our people we can't ignore them
    What happened here was they did a non stop evacuation leading confusion and non arrangements of quarantine center and facilities.

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  • Ss, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Wow so many comments , lockdown for 1 week take rest and then again lockdown and then allow vande Bharat flights ,train and import more Corona from out of state again 2 week rest, politicians , govt employees are all paid salary from our pockets and they also get paid rest , for God sake there is no vaccine so how can lockdown be a solution and the best part is how long u want this mockery of lockdown to happen , only illegal business are thriving and corruption on the funds allocated by Central govt and from state Chequers , common man will die with all the expenses , RIP Karnataka Commoners..... For not voicing out this stupidity what was gained in this previous lockdown except the politicians and govt officials bcuming quick rich... Nobody in the world does this stupidity ... Which is being done at the moment across India.... Babus rule India... Is the truth what they say bhakts follow some even don't know that Corona is and they brave the roads without helmets what can u expect from them will they put mask and maintain safe distance...

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  • sam, moodbidri

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    This stupid Thing which is doing by Indian government for lock down ..whole world has COVID-19 .but after once lock down is open they didn't think to lock down once again ..other country is thing how to clearea this Covid-19 from our country ..instead of thing that in brainless BJP government is doing lock down for 1 week .so after 1 week in India no more cases we will find and India will be first free country from COVID-19 ..wa modi ji wa ..

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  • John Fernandes, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    I personally feel that the phase to conduct lockdowns is over. Lockdowns were necessary in March-April when covid-19 was not widespread across the country.It's now meaningless to have 1-2 week lockdowns as, after the lockdown ends the transmission of covid-19 will continue where it had stopped. We are just pushing the inevitable forward by having a 1 week lockdown. Our focus should be improved testing. I strongly believe that lockdowns would only have been helpful if we would go on a strict 3-4 month lockdown(which for sure ,is not possible or ideal).

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  • Shivaprasad, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    People blame administration for Locking down, but i will tell it is because of careless behavior of many people in-spite of knowing gravity of situation. Now blaming authorities for locking down is nonsense.Yes v have voted govt has to manage then what is our responsibility ? Not obeying govt orders ?

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Implementing the regulations is the responsibility of the government.
    Entire police force is with the government. Only a backbone is missing!

    Panduna kenujinda lathi patherodu!

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    People are so rushing in market pushingbeach other , distance & I dont know what 1 week9ck down will benefit

    Today rush in markets with no safety nos.ate going to.increase .
    Abousltly no meaning for lockdown

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  • abdul munim, UDUPI

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    utter nonsense decision by the district administration. Lockdown will not benefit at all.

    The politicians are amassing money even in the purchase of equipment and medicines for coronavirus.

    They could have bought more testing kits and done more tests house to house and prevent the spread rather than opting chaiwala type brainless tactics like lock down.

    This BlueJP has spoilt the whole country. Does not know how to manage economy and now worst when it comes to Pandemic

    Let us all bang utensils till they break

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    The DC could have put some police force in places where people would crowd to maintain distance.
    No. not bothered at all.
    See the central market area, jeppu market and grocery stores and supermarkets.

    This lock down announcement brought more people together, breaking all covid-19 safety measures, and adding to the spread for sure.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Y police ??? Let's have our moral police .. bajarangadal brothers .. they can control the crowd better and they will stop their gundagiri if u make them work ..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Lockdown is only for your Safety ..,

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Love you once in a blue moon, sensible comments Jossey maam.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain
    I'm not a Andh Bhakt ...

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  • Vijay, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 15 2020

    Lockdowns, the world over, have proven to be boneheaded, short-sighted, ham-fisted kneejerk reactions in an atmosphere of breathless mass hysteria.

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