Covid surge: District administration to enforce tougher rules, essentials only from 6-9 am


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
 
Mangaluru, May 6: As the coronavirus cases are spiking in the state, the district administration's plans to enforce tougher rules to restrict the unnecessary movement of people.
 
As per the order, people will be allowed to purchase essential commodities from 6 am to 9 am, rather than till 10 am. People will be allowed to purchase medical supplies from the nearest pharmacies.
 
 
Vehicles of those who move around unnecessarily will be seized. The police department will initiate tougher measures to prevent needless roaming on the streets. There will be no provision for events like marriage, housewarming and birthdays.
 
The government has ordered restrictions on programmes scheduled from May 15.
 
District in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said that the officials should strictly enforce the lockdown rules implemented by the state government to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
 
Chairing the emergency meeting organized by the district administration to contain the spread of cases in the state, Srinivas Poojary said, "People are allowed to purchase essential commodities from 6 am to 9 am. By 10 am everyone should reach their homes."
 
"Though the government has enforced curfew eight days ago, the Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the district. This is because the public is not adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines and are wandering in public places," he said.
 
"People should come out to buy essential commodities only when it is necessary. Else, they should remain in their homes. We have decided to implement a curfew on weekends on Saturday and Sunday. On these days groceries shops will not be allowed to open. Only Horticultural Producers' Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS), milk shops, vegetable shops, and pushcart vendors selling fruits and vegetables will be allowed."
 
Those who are going to avail medical treatment and vaccines are allowed to travel to the respective centres. The programmes scheduled should be allowed till May 15. Provision should not be given to organizing new programmes.
 
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said, "Government has implemented rules for the betterment of the public. People should cooperate in implementing lockdown effectively."
 
The online deliveries should be done by 10 pm and the delivery personnel should reach their homes by 11 pm, Kateel added.
 
DC Dr KV Rajendra Kumar said, "To stop people from unnecessarily roaming, set up checkposts and question those who are needlessly roaming. Sector magistrates will be appointed to implement the lockdown effectively in the district. These sector magistrates should look to avoid violation of lockdown rules in their respective jurisdictions."
 
MLAs Vedavyas Kamath, Dr Y Bharath Shetty, UT Khader, Harish Poonja, Sanjeeva Matandoor, Umanath Kotian, Rajesh Naik, and others were present.
 
There will be no Covid-19 vaccination camp for the next two days. As vaccines are short in supply following the conducting of vaccination camps, there is no availability of vaccines in urban primary health centres, primary health centres, community health centres, and taluk health centres. Vaccination drive will be continued once the vaccines are available, informed district health officer.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

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  • Wilfred, Karnataka

    Fri, May 07 2021

    Govt suddenly announce lockdown before takings measures, what is the logic of it is locked down for 10 hrs 24 hrs if people are not following the safety, hunger for food and thirst for medicine will make people more to suffer and invite weaknesses and sickness. Rich people have their own medical kit and sufficient food storage in thier home and politicians will get their family doctor by one phone.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    When they make these rules, pls invite one common man and take guidance then you see your rules will have a lot of sense beneficial to all.

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  • A.B.M, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    Draconian rule by insensitive administrators. The old, sick and others who depend on others for their care, are being harrassed to the point of death.

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  • Healthy Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    Dude its better you re-consider your decision. Keep the grocery shops and essential open from 7-11 am so that people dont panic and crowd further enhancing the virus spread. 2 -3 weeks back when you had covid yourself you were urging to allow kola, etc. Keep the restrictions on but at the same time - make sure things are smooth. Otherwise people will sell grocery on black market too.

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  • Shafvan Beary, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    Time for everyone to unite and fight this common enemy called COVID together.. Communalism and politics can be dealt with later.. Jaan hai to jahan hai.

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  • Harish KJ, SURATHKAL

    Fri, May 07 2021

    I am administered with Ist dose of covaxine on 22nd of March. Im waiting for 2nd dose but is not available. But same is available else where say in Hassan. Mr Nalin and Srinivas, please do something where you actually have to.

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  • Lailesh, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    In India Viruses roam around at night.so they rise late at 9 am? So finish all work before 9 and go home safely.

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  • Lailesh, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    Very smart move from very clever bunch of administrators. Less time to buy essential things lesser chance of contracting virus. When people climb on top of each other's shoulder in shops out of panic, virus cannot infect people. Personally I don't like to enter crowded shops. But where is the choice now. No clarity,no planning just lockdown. All information I could gather about development is lockdown and about seizing of vehicles.(as if that's the only priority). Absolutely no clarity about functioning of factories and establishments. We can blame ourselves for choosing such brilliant administrators(kings?)

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  • Gabrial Dsouza, mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    FOLLOW SOP. IT CAN BE CONTROLLED. KEEP 6AM TO 9AM TO BUY FOOD ITEMS ONLY. LOCK DOWN COMPLETLY. NO ONE SHOULD ROAM IN THE STREETS AFTER 9 AM ARREST ALL THOSE WHO DONT WEAR MASK AND KEEP DISTANCE. WITHIN 15 DAYS CORNONA IS GONE. 100% RESULT STOP FAKE NEWS IN WHATSUP AND FACE BOOK STOP STRESS BY SPREADING FAKE NEWS. TALK LESS AND DO MORE TO CONTROLL CORONA. THANK YOU

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Can anyone pls clarify about those who go to banks. Banks open at 10:00 am and work up to 2:00 pm. Are people allowed to do their banking works during this time ?

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  • Keerthi, Lalbagh

    Thu, May 06 2021

    District Administration is creating lots of confusion. They are saying no vehicular movement after 9.00 then whatz the use of keeping banks and other govt sector open ? They are allowing construction works are they checking whether they follow covid protocols ?? Many people are wandering around under construction activities.There are lots of mismanagement happening coz of this cases are increasingly day by day Atleast let them impose a strict protocol such that all comes under control

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    Those who take these decisions,have bags of black money in cash, they have never gone to the bank, how can they know the bank timings...

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Only crematoriums and burials permitted 24 hour service - this is the only achievement of one man's ego over the last 7 years.

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  • kavin, UDUPI

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Situation is out of hand, Government should take immidiate action to support middle and poor class families. Provide one month essential items and support economically. After all lots of people lost job, business, income source.

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Where is the food kits for the migrants??How the migrant labour afford food?? Who's responsible?? The dharmanema,jathra,bhrhmakalasha conveners?? Now you are killing poor. This will not end soon.. Let Central government announce packages.

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  • Avine Pereira, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Is it confirmed that there will be a weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday?

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Almost nothing is available, 6 to 8, vendors need to prepare and arrange. Better 8 to 11. People can get the covid test report also. Again short time, again crowd. Even if these high cases if one says it could be because of previous 6 to 10 timing and not 6 to 12 relaxation which started just couple days back.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    One step forward two steps backwards. I have stated lockdown measures are only to improve medical facilities and never to prevent infection. Postponing infections for a future date isn't going to solve any alleged pandemic. When our accounts get credited with PM Cares Fund allowances? Data from all the countries compared to those nations that didn't lockdown were the same but those that clamped down spike happened more sharply. I wonder from where these failed measures get approved and inability to have real vision is hurting our district, state and the country too.

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    It was 10 earlier become 12 and 9 o'clock..Who is taking initiative here??? Are these people are for lockdown only?Why don't they correct the irregularities??

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Third wave is not far from now. How to hold that situation if the present wave itself is grazing on people badly. Atleast by now the authorities should have a clear forecast of the terror ahead. Whatever thr mrasures taken now should yield nothing but saving lives

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Talking of 'third' is premature let 'second' wave get over at least.east

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Recent report:

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its plan to deal with a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as it held that the Centre's formula to distribute oxygen to state governments, particularly the national capital, was "a gross underestimate".

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, May 06 2021

    This is health emergency and not one of law and order. Most 'outsiders' are gone and only locals remain so kindly don't treat us as criminals.

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    ▪️Demark the Area based on availabiliy of shops dealing with essential commodities and lock it down. ▪️In case required to move other area then should be allowed on genuine reason and on case to case basis... grocery/ Medicine in case not available in that demarked area and only then needs to move or else the said area pharmacy should arrange the same.... ▪️Let the shop kept open only for those local area users Just an perspective to avoid rush hours...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Essential Commodities should be distributed free by the Government ...

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  • vishwa nath, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Yes, Tougher rules should be implemented. People are walking on the street without a mask. Recently around 9 Pm, I saw young age girls with tiny bikers wandering for fresh air. Couples and Lovers are wandering to demonstrate to the public, they are love birds that to some without a mask. People are going to the morning walk as if nothing to worry about. Mangaloreans have been educated to act like illiterates shame on people who do not follow rules. Because of such people the whole society has to pay.

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Last year they did sealdown which ended up in more queues and crowding in shops. This will also increase in crowding

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    That is the only option available as of now to protect people's lives. Functions can wait but life lost cannot be brought back. I don't think situation would have been any better if there was a non-BJP government. Just ponder why

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    No idea the officials are clean bowled for a duck. Everyday changing rules or relaxation time for people. What about people who have to visit hospital other than covid? Wenlock for covid report open only after 10am.

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  • Ritesh jain, Kadri Manglore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Any clue for vaccination?when will it start?

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  • Varun, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Vaccination is the most effective way to tackle corona sitaution... even if govt allows one hour every day, thats enough to spead the infection due to over crowding and public does not really follow covid appropriate behaviour. Clueless leaders and blind followers... what a mess we are in

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  • PRAVEEN KUMAR, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    How about those going to Wenlock for vaccination? Or visiting hospitals?

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    I had same issue when stopped. Register in app and go you can show them that your going for vaccination then..

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