Mangaluru/Udupi: Weekend curfew begins in coastal districts amid strict police patrol


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi (ANK/MS)

Mangaluru/Udupi, Jan 8: After months of relaxation, weekend curfew began in coastal districts and rest of Karnataka on the night of Friday January 7 as per government guidelines to control the third wave of coronavirus, especially the fast spreading Omicron variant.

Most people were home by 8 pm on Friday, and by 10 pm the streets were deserted. Police commissioner himself went on rounds to ensure the strict implementation of curfew hours. A few people riding two wheelers and driving cars after 10 pm were stopped and questioned by the police.


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With temples and religious centres closed, some people were seen standing outside temples to seek blessings. People who were moving around on Saturday January 8 morning despite the curfew were stopped by the police, and only those with emergency needs were allowed to pass.

DCP Hariram Shankar and other police personnel kept a strict watch near the Clocktower in Mangaluru and stopped vehicles. Around 20 to 25 vehicles were seized and cases booked under Motor Vehicles Act. Vehicles were not seized until 9 am so as to give people grace time.

The DCP said that 99 percent of the people in Mangaluru are cooperating with the police.

Main city bus stands in Udupi as well as Mangaluru were empty. Most shop owners voluntarily downed their shutters in support of the curfew. Similar scenes were seen in Kundapur, Karkala, Sullia, Puttur, Beltangady and Bantwal taluk centres. Police were seen patrolling the areas.

Except emergency, grocery, food items sales and parcel service in hotels, no other services will be available during the weekend, till 5 am on Monday. Government, semi-government and corporation offices which offer emergency services will be open. Lawyers are allowed to function with 50% staff. KSRTC and private buses will operate normally.

Schools and colleges are closed on Saturday. Only examinations that were already scheduled are allowed to be held. Strict surveillance has been imposed at check posts in border areas of both districts.

Police are carrying out checks on main roads of town areas of Udupi, Kundapur and Karkala in addition to state and national highways. The coronavirus tests have been increased from 4,000 to 8,000 per day. Special watch is kept on passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala.

 

 

  

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  • tds, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Corona only roaming on weekends...... ??? Other days no mask, no social distance and full crowd and Corona is sleeping.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Appreciated ...

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    It's nothing but all dama and nonsense. Aircrafts are flying, all railways are running, buses to operate but businesses to close and people to remain in doors. Kya idea sirji......??????

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  • FRANCIS DSOUZA, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Frankly speaking no one roam in the night , maybe so.me people go around but I think it's not big issue, the government and police make it as an big issue.,buy doing this achive only 0.5% of the goals.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    I have no other words except to say a big thank you to Daijiworld and Walter's dedicated staff for covering the entire events that happened during this LOCKDOWN 2022.

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  • Concerned, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Authorities and governments enjoy authoritarian powers in the name of this elite BigPharma communist chinese tyrannical covid at the expense of public tax payers' money and bankrupting many businesses with these lockdowns in the name of protecting public health. With their injections / boosters these smart elite and communist chinese target these frontline staff / workers also, as these elite and communist take placeboes. Basically these communist chinese need chaos, deaths, collapse of law and order, medical facilities, financial institutions, so in the name of controlling chaos this communist chinese 200 million size military can come in or invade many nations and topple administratons and for a ruthless communist rule, install their puppet dictators and control the world or that is their new world order! That's is what chinese covid and strains all about.

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  • Samy, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    FEKU getting ready, to loot public with his PM care funds, so this is just beginning, create fear of Omicron, lockdown is for sure. And BJP thugs ruling in state ready to mint money.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Those who are unwell anyways cannot move out . Those who can ,indicates that they are healthy .. The govt should focus on how they can provide free medicine,,food ,medical expenses ,transport for the infected and unwell The govt should pool money by cutting salary of themselves and its employees. Provide free electricity and water during lockdown to the citizens. Mangalore is a humid region and here the electric Fan runs almost 24 hours in a day in a home .The Govt of karnataka should provide free electricity during lockdown days and stop levying GST for any transaction . When everything is closed ,then what business the govt has to collect money for ?

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  • Concerned, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Authorities and governments enjoy authoritarian powers in the name of this elite BigPharma communist covid tyranny at the expense of public tax payers' money and bankrupting many businesses with these lockdowns in the name of protecting public health. With their injections / boosters these smart elite and communist chinese target these frontline staff / workers also, as these elite and communist take placeboes. Basically these communist chinese need chaos, deaths, collapse of law and order, medical facilities, financial institutions, so in the name of controlling chaos this communist chinese 200 million size military can come in many nations and topple administratons and for a ruthless communist rule through their puppet dictators and control the world or that is their new world order! That's is what chinese covid and strains all about.

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  • Varun, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Oh ffs stop this non sense. These lockdowns, curfews, do not serve any purpose.... let people live and earn their livelihood... countless small businesses people have suffered massive loss because of govt stupidity... we need to accept that corona is not going away and learn to live with it....

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  • Trp, Mlore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Special watch on peopl cmg frm MH, goa and kerala. Ha haa haaa. Inside karnataka how many more infections are there. As is it is zero in karnataka. Dung brains of these administration. What a pity.

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  • Kumar, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Basavaraj Bommai and BJP are bigger threats than Corona virus.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Private bus mafia are functioning then what is the use of lockdown, this is an indication that everything is open. What about shops selling essential items? The authorities are totally confused.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 08 2022

    Enough of these weekend lockdown,partial lockdown,night curfew or whatever it is. People are facing business loss,marriages and Roce are postponed,streets are deserted even during day time.Its high time This government should come forward and say please do not close.

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