Due to surge in COVID 19 cases in Karnataka after unlocking 2, the state government has decided to impose lockdown from today evening till July 22nd morning. The Lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru urban and rural districts, Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada districts.
According to reports, other districts will take a call on the lockdown depending on the prevailing situation. Due to a surge in the pandemic especially in Bengaluru urban district, Chief Minister B S Yediyurppa took the lockdown decision on Saturday after consulting the experts. 4117 streets, 454 apartments, 20 slums and one hotel are declared as containment zones in Bengaluru.
The availability of beds and ambulances have become a big challenge. The government has pressed into service over 400 ambulances in the city and increased the hospital bed availability to over 3000. The Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has introduced a dashboard that shows real-time bed availability for COVID patients. But with 15,052 active cases and growing, the challenge is really huge.
Meanwhile, selecting to not impose a complete lockdown on the traces of Dakshina Kannada, the Udupi district administration has determined to seal its borders for 2 weeks from Wednesday.
Udupi Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha advised reporters that those that need to depart or enter the district could have to take action earlier than eight pm on Wednesday, after which the district borders will likely be sealed for 2 weeks.
The laws will likely be relevant to festivals and pre-planned marriage capabilities additionally.
The overall lockdown on Sundays will proceed. Nevertheless, autos carrying important items can transfer with no restrictions. Individuals approaching particular ‘Vande Bharat’ flights can journey by availing particular passes from the native authorities, the Commissioner mentioned.
In the meantime, Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh issued pointers for the week-long complete lockdown introduced within the district from Wednesday night time.
The lockdown will likely be in place from eight pm on Wednesday until 5 am on July 23.
In a round, the DC mentioned companies like medical, police, residence guards, emergency companies, metropolis company workplace, jail, workplaces pertaining to water and electrical energy, courtroom and workplaces for monitoring COVID-19 will likely be open exterior containment zones. Different pointers embrace:
Non-secular locations will likely be closed for the general public, procuring malls, gyms, stadiums, parks, swimming swimming pools, bars, wine outlets and auditoriums is not going to operate. Taxis, autorickshaws and cab companies are not going to operate besides autos used for emergency companies. Prepare and flight service will proceed as per the schedule and the tickets of the passengers will likely be thought-about as passes to journey, the round mentioned. Resorts and eating places will stay open just for parcel service.