Mangaluru: Amid rising corona cases, city observes total Sunday lockdown


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jul 19: Total lockdown has been imposed across the district for the third time this month on Sunday July 19.

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases, the state government had decided to impose total lockdowns every Sunday beginning July 5.

The streets of the city were empty and all shops except those selling essential items like milk and groceries downed their shutters. Pharmacies are functioning normally, while markets are closed.

Strict police security has been deployed to ensure that people follow the lockdown norms. Only those with valid reasons or passes were allowed to commute.

The Sunday lockdown comes amidst week-long lockdown in Dakshina Kannada and other parts of the state since July 16. During the week, people are allowed to shop for essentials like groceries and medicines between 8 am and 11 am. However, this relaxation has been scrapped for Sunday lockdown. In other words, the curfew which was placed from 11 am on Saturday will be relaxed on Monday at 8 am.

On Saturday July 18, Dakshina Kannada reported another steep spike with 237 coronavirus cases. Altogether, 3,311 cases have been reported till date, out of which 1,848 are currently active. As many as 1,387 persons have recovered and been discharged, and 75 deaths have occurred so far including four on Saturday. Twelve of the deceased are from other districts.

 

 

  

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Still, irresponsible ones do jolly rides on interior roads in their bikes with double rides. During night curfew too, some are moving till late nights... How this is possible??? Why these are not getting caught??

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    The disadvantages of lockdown far outnumber the advantages.It does not stop the virus only delays it,the economic loss is insurmountable.But there are a few benefits of lockdown.Animals and birds look happy,water,air and noise pollution reduced,what crores of rupees could not do to clean rivers, lockdown did it in days,road accident deaths have reduced. Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • True Mlorean, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Nice. Nature needs a break from tbe hustle bustle traffic.

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  • Bs, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    What is the use of lock down now. It's postponing the inevitable.the common man suffers due to lock down. Rich people enjoy a holiday.
    The Udupi DC has blocked the border for 14 days. People working from Udupi to Mangalore are a harassed lot. God give these people wisdom to understand people problem.
    Lock down not a solution.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Ghar Mein Khav Piyo Aish Karo ...

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Aur tum hum sab ke account mein paisa daldo..

    Coz people's savings r exhausted

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  • Suhail, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    And. Tomorrow the same public and shops will be open. What makes Sunday special. For corona virus

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  • Naveen D'souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Only Sunday CORORNA wake up, other days corona"s rest day. Karnataka government knows.

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  • DP, Balmatta

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Suhail...."What makes Sunday special. For corona virus"

    Nothing better than a "chilled Corona " in hand, I presume, with your lunch!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    If I am not mistaken, nowhere in the world such 1-day lockdown is practiced??

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Sir please don't break your head and loose your brain, or else you are going to be same as them... Beside that It happens only in India...

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