Karnataka announces night curfew in 7 district centers from April 10 to 20

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday announced a “night curfew” between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. at seven district centers in the state with Manipal, from April 10 to 20, aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19.

“The crown nighttime curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily from April 10 to 20 will be enforced in the towns of Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi-Manipal. will be applicable in district centers, “Yediyurappa told me.

Speaking to reporters after a video conference chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief ministers from various states on the COVID situation, he said essential services would be allowed.

“The vaccination campaigns will run from April 11 – Jyotiba Phule’s birthday to April 14 – Ambedkar’s birthday,” he added.

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Appealing to the people of the state, especially those in places where the curfew has been imposed for cooperation, the chief minister said: “As the crown spreads, we have taken this step to control it. We are not imposing any lockdowns. ”

People should not leave room for such action (lockdown) and should wear masks, maintain social distancing and not congregate in one place, he said. “We are trying to implement the Prime Minister’s suggestions within this framework.” With the cooperation of the public, the spread of the virus can be contained, the chief minister said. “… this is the reason why, without imposing a nighttime curfew in the state, we have selected some district centers … we want to see how effective it will be, if things are not under control, we can have to extend it to the whole state, ”he said.

Responding to a question, the chief minister said the curfew was on a trial basis and people should support it.

Weddings, functions, meetings and events will have to take place within the set limits, he said, adding that a fine of 250 rupees is imposed for not wearing the mask and that it will be made stricter. .

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