Partial unlock in 19 districts while 11, including DK to remain locked till June 21

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Bengaluru, Jun 10: Barring 11 districts, including Dakshina Kannada, the state government has announced partial unlock consequent to the lowering of the Covid positivity rate with effect from June 14 morning 6 am when the present lockdown was scheduled to end.

In Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Davangere, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Mandya Belagavi and Bengaluru Rural districts, which have a higher positivity rate of above 5%, the present complete lockdown will continue for another week or from June 14, 6 am to June 21, 6 am. 

However, in the 19 districts including Bengaluru Urban, there will be a strict weekend curfew from Friday night at 7 pm till Monday morning at 5 am.

Announcing the state government’s decision on the Covid control decisions based on the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee and after consultations with senior officials and ministers, chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday night said in the 11 districts, where the present complete lockdown restrictions will be continued, the deputy commissioners and the in-charge ministers of the districts have been empowered to implement even more stringent restrictions based on the prevailing situation.

The KSRTC bus transport, as well as BMTC bus transport services and Metro service, will not be operated for another week or till June 21 even as the chief minister allowed the operation of autorickshaws, taxies and cabs. However, the taxies, cabs as well as autorickshaws can carry only two persons.

Even though the chief minister announced unlock relaxations in 19 districts, including Bengaluru city, the four-hour window for enabling the people to buy essential commodities from 6 am to 10 am has been extended by 8 hours from 6 am to 2 pm. The street vendors are allowed to operate from 6 am to 2 pm.

All industries have been allowed to function in the 19 districts subject to 50% attendance by employees. However, the garment industries are allowed to operate with a 30% staff presence.

In another concession to the morning walkers and joggers in Bengaluru and the other 18 districts, where partial unlock has been announced, the chief minister said parks shall be opened from 5 am to 10 am.

With the grant permission for the resumption of construction activities, the chief minister has announced the shops and hardware outlets, especially cement and steel shops, have been allowed to be opened.

A detailed list of guidelines will be issued, the chief minister said.




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  • Kishan, Kudla

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    Counting remaining notes... Its flying in air

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  • Ruchir Agarwal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    slow poisoning.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    @Ramdas. Very good morning to you.What you are doing is correct. Masks if worn by a healthy person may not prevent infection as the virus can enter from the space between the mask and skin of the face as an airtight seal is impossible to obtain,air enters through the path of least resistance..The virus can enter through the eyes and nasolacrimal duct into the nose and respiratory tract also. Many, including doctors, frontline workers, celebrities ( like Big B) who have worn best quality masks and that too properly have tested positive.Yes, if an infected person wears a mask he will reduce the viral load when he breaths out.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    New covid guidelines mention that masks are BANNED in kids as "masks may pose safety issues".The so called experts have now learned a lesson it seems.When will they learn that lockdown are not effective but counterproductive.

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  • ramdas, mangaluru

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    good morning doctor, do you stand by what you have mentioned in the comment here? I mean there is no need to wear mask at all? I generally dont wear if I am alone and also when speaking to people. I just maintain around 6 feet distance. only in case of going to shops I wear as I have to speak and move in close proximity with other people, especially in vegetable and fruit shop. if you can throw some light on this it will be useful for all the readers on this forum.

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  • rahulraj, kadri

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    poor performance by Mangalore DC and political leaders in handling covid

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    More people will die from hunger, malnutrition, depression, suicide, financial effects of these lockdowns on the economy, etc., than from covid. Even death rate due to ordinary flu is more than that of Covid. One person Dev is talking sense here. Only sheeple and ignoramuses will take the untested vaccines for which manufacturers are not going to take responsibility for its side effects. Google "Anthony Fauci" and find out more. All the best!

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    @ Anand Kumar. Thank you for understanding the reality V/s fake narrative. I too was getting one sided propaganda by vaccine industries and until 10 years back was in full support of their work to better peoples life. But when my eyes were opened about their failed vaccines and the cover up of their injuries and deaths by having politicians and FDA in their pockets to market their vaccines etc. I watched the full 9 part documentary which is heart wrenching to watch the vaccine injureds suffering. Doctors and Scientists for more than 25 years in the field exposed the dark underbelly of deceit and greed by them. This scamdemic is part of the same people who are supporting the evil persons who in the garb of philanthropy are trying to control the whole world with global reset unleashing the planndemic. We are many while they are few, we won't let them succeed to save our nation and its economy.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Covid positivity rate should have been a very small component in working out the lockdown strategy. This government needs to stop the narration that high positivity rate equals trouble. People get infected and more than 97% recover on their own - it's a natural healing process just like when you get a fever. During lockdown, many who may have been infected chose to stay at home and get better on their own - so we will never know the actual number and it also does not mean that we have defeated the virus just like the PM proclaimed in February this year. The first lockdown in 2020 was essential but was badly managed by the government - and further lockdowns should have been outrightly prevented by the PM - which he failed to do so. We cannot be having lockdowns every year again and again which will destroy the economy and the livelihood of majority of the population

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  • Mangalorean, DAKSHINA KANNADA

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Loss of jobs/loss or reduction of salaries or wages for those people who followed all COVID appropriate behaviour . When COVID restrictions where imposed all went to hometowns and became spreaders in hometowns , now the working districts unlock and hometown districts are under lockdown . Micro- containment zone restrictions were the need of the hour. The logic is gone with the COVID wave . Preventing from earning a livelihood is not a populist measure .

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  • Lambert, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Dakshina Kannada is also called Buddivanthara Jille ?.

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  • Nithin nayak, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Yes it is.. It's our lovely tulunadu .. Be aware of it

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Remember the hardships caused by these ignorant politicians whenever they come to your doors begging for votes and teach them a lesson by throwing them out of power.

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  • Balram, Dendoor Katte

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Morning Walkers, Joggers are even active during lockdown.

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  • Balram, Dendoor Katte

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Well done..Nice decision indeed.

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