10 pm to 5 am curfew in eight districts including Mangaluru, Udupi from Apr 10


Bengaluru, Apr 8 (IANS): Night curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. would be imposed between April 10-20 in Bengaluru and 7 cities across Karnataka to contain the Covid pandemic, which is seeing a resurgence, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday.

"In view of surging Covid-19 cases in the state, corona night curfew will be imposed in Bengaluru, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru, Tumakuru and Udupi cities from April 10-20 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.," Yediyurappa said after the virtual meeting of all Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid situation.

Essential services will, however, be allowed during the night curfew.

Admitting that cases were rising in Bengaluru and six other districts across the state, he said the fatality rate, however, remained low (below 0.5 per cent).

According to the state health bulletin, positivity rate was 6.04 per cent and case fatality rate 0.54 per cent across the state on Wednesday.

Apprising Modi of the Covid situation in Karnataka, Yediyuyappa said more cases (4,422) were reported in Bengaluru and six districts across the state, including 240 in Kalaburagi, 216 in Mysuru, 183 in Tumakuru, 145 in Dakshina Kannada, 142 in Uttara Kannada, 129 in Bidar and 126 in Ballari.

"The Prime Minister stressed upon enhancing testing and advised the state to focus on micro-containment zones, ensure ambulances, oxygen supply and ventilators," said Yediyurappa.

"Modi advised us to intensify vaccine drive from April 11-14 and launch awareness campaign for Covid appropriate behaviour by all citizens, with the help of celebrities and opinion makers, with special focus on youth," he said.

The state government has already banned large gatherings and congregations in public areas, including places of worship, fairs and during festivals.

"Vaccination drive has been stepped up with 6,000 centres across the state. Till April 5, 53 lakh people have received the jab, covering 22.31 per cent of the targeted population above 45 years of age," asserted Yediyurappa.

In view of the surge in cases, the state health department has doubled testing to 1.2 lakh per day, with 95 per cent of them through the RT-PCR method.

"We have also ramped up general beds, oxygenated beds and intensive care units (ICUs)," said the Chief Minister.

There are 42,000 general beds, 30,000 oxygenated beds, 3,000 ICUs and 2,900 beds with ventilators in state-run hospitals across the state.

"As cooperation is must with responsible behaviour, I appeal to people across the state to follow the Covid-induced guidelines to contain the virus spread," reiterated Yediyurappa.

With 6,570 positive cases registered on Wednesday, the state's Covid tally shot up to 10,40,130, including 53,395 active cases.

Bengaluru reported 4,422 cases on Wednesday, taking the city's Covid-19 tally to 4,64,438, including 38,946 active cases.

The infection claimed 36 lives, including 22 in Bengaluru during the last 24 hours, taking the state's death toll to 12,767 and the city's toll to 4,740.

Of the 357 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 169 are in Bengaluru hospitals, 32 in Kalaburagi, 23 in Mysuru, 17 in Tumakuru, 14 in Dharwad and 13 each in Bidar and Dakshina Kannada, with the rest spread in the remaining 24 districts.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Maria, Udupi / Dubai

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    A “night curfew” is aimed at prohibiting any non-essential movement between 10pm and 5am - the intention is to break the chain of infection specially in certain areas where cases are highly observed. The concept of a night curfew is not new to India . The only purpose I can think they serve is to give a break to the police and those in allied jobs, who are in charge of enforcing Covid-19 appropriate behavior during the day. Also, if the Government does decide on a sterilization program, this will be an apt time to implement the same . Things like masking mandates, not allowing large social and political gatherings in enclosed spaces, and improving ventilation in public spaces are all effective tools to combat the pandemic. The key here is to ramp up the vaccine drive.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Night only ghost roaming here mam..

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  • Maria, Udupi / Dubai

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Hopefully, with the curfew on, you will not see Ghosts too :) :) :)

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  • naveen mascarenhas, derabail

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    more than corona rate must watch how the crime rate decreases

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Most of the place in state gujjus started dominating.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Mr. Yediyurappa is wasting please do not waste money by paying overtime to the Government emloyees such as police. I see no one / very few on the roads generally between 10PM and 5 AM

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  • antony arun dsouza, mlore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    What can Government do if people don't understand. Even elderly people are acting childish. Before 3 days , I travelled by a local bus in Mangalore. I asked my next elderly passenger to wear mask . His reply to me was " Aw Matha Pokkade . Virus Matha Dala Ijji . Enkulu Sari Ithnda Dala Apuji , Mask padenda Seek Suru Apundu" Such DUMB person he was.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    True....i agree with you wholeheartedly....then they say should not wear black mask, should not wear on the nose dhamb kattid heart attack barpundu. To my utter surprise, i saw elderly people remove their mask which was on the mouth and sneeze freely like as if celebrating independence day....But, whats the purpose of night curfew too....it spreads where prople move during the day...night 95% everything is closed...

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  • Ajith., Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Some peolle disliked my last comment . Maybe fascist, inhuman lot. Ok coming to the point - Strict rules in state after Nalin Sir's house function and Election jumla. Common people ignored. Only rich brats benefit during the good days.

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  • Kris B, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Age of smart cities and dumb people, always looking for excuses to blame someone for their problems. Pandemic is a global problem and if people do not follow necessary safeguards, they don't have right to point fingers at anyone else including the government. People who doubted the vaccine trials and efficacy data are now blaming government for lack of supply. People who opposed lockdown are blaming government for allowing public places to be clogged. We live in a world where people find fault in everyone else but themselves.

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  • Pili, MANGALORE

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Only PM and CM knows correct time of corona breeding. Day time election campaigns ..corona is partner.. night time rival. Great thinktanks of our country to distroy.. corona or .....

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    The gober nment in Karnataka headed by Yeddi unofficially is BJP, Congress government. Let him restrict in Bangalore only.Already people restricted by price hike,no jobs etc both governments in central and state is busy with elections.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    decision on a 'night curfew' shows complete absence of brains in the Govt and dependence on hope/miracles for results, not science.

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  • Sudin, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    The goal is not to prevent spread of virus from 10 pm to 5 am but to sensitise people that corona problem still exists. This should help in improving people behaviour during daytime.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has Genuine Qualifications ...

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  • CK, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Now election campaign is over ... so they free to concentrate on corona.... haha . Why can’t they do election campaign on Zoom calls ? Like how our children’s study 😬

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  • Sheik Hassan, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    What about the passengers scheduled to land at Mangalore airport during curfew hours?

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  • jacintha dsouza, mlore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    they are allowing it.

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Mr Yediyarappa is day dreaming about night things.. How many People Roam on the street after 10 pm. All the drunks are already asleep at Bus shelters or front of Commercial Buildings including KSRTC front yard.I He is getting blind during the day time when City Buses are jam packed so much even the Corona Virus do not have space to enter the Buses. Because College students are standing on steps thus blocking the Virus from entering bus. So Corona Virus stands at bus stand waiting for innocent Public to grab. Migrant workers carry the bottles in hand while coming out of Bar heading towards Bus stand without Mask but with Beedies in lips. To witness this show Chief Minister should come to Mallikatta Bus stand, Kottara Bus stand, KSRTC Bus stand including Urva Chilimbi Bus stands along with His BJP MLA without MASK and then impose the Curfew. What a Joke of the day.

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  • Zee, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    It’s no use 😹😹. 10 to 5 don’t make any sense to virus . Need to shut for 1 week . And there is nothing corona it’s all thinking .

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  • Sudhir, Bantwal

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    Curfew for cats and dogs. Corona spreads during day time when people interact and dont maintain physical distance without wearing mask. Govt must levy heavy fines on such people. Night curfew is no way to control corona spread. Makes no sense what so ever.

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  • Sudin, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    10pm to 5am curfew is a nudge to people without impacting their daily lives to sensitise them that corona issue still exists. It will help people realise that social distancing and precautions are still required and they should try to prevent unnecessary activities which can spread the disease. I would say it's an inception :)

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Government failed to control covid spread virus. PM and Home Minister was busy with elections.

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Prakash: That's not a failure by government. It's we people here failed to control Corona. We don't want to wait for anything when we go out to buy to maintain social distance. If someone else is trying to maintain we see that person as awkward ways. We don't want to use sanitizer and masks. 90% people sue their masks below nose and sometimes below Chinn. So now u can say who is responsible for the increase of disease. Government can tell people it's finally we who has to control. In India always what government says the opposition people do against that. That's the way all political parties chelas work.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    💯%

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  • RAJENDRAKRISHNA Rao, Bangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    What were people doing inspite of regular reminders grazing cows. The so called buddivantra mangalore too much smartness that they neglected the seriousness. Dont blame government we as individuals have equal and social responsibility too.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    why "as per the suggestion of PM", why we wait for directions from centre and hail them. State leadership is not capable or is scared to act ? . Meaningless . No power is left with any person to act locally. I say act locally and curb the spread, State machinery of karnataka is more capable. Why there is no video conferencing from CM or DC of the district with local leaders to discuss and decide ?

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    To those who are ridiculing the government saying that why only night curfew, please understand that many have to step out to earn their daily bread. If govt imposes full day curfew, will you feed them? Just because you are privileged, doesn't mean you ignore the less fortunate

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Mr. Mathew, I understand your thinking but tell.whatvsense does it make curfew after 10 pm

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  • Rajkanchan, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 09 2021

    I truly agree with you sir, very nice and night curfew should be there.....& public to wear mask compalsary .....

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  • Shraddha, Bantwal

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Like seriously?😂after 10pm! What even?

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Corona ji, please make note of the timings - you are not allowed to enter city limits between 10 pm and 5 am. If you do break the rules, there is nothing the authorities can do to stop you.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Decision is need of the difficult time ..People should not criticise decision.Peoples safety is first and of foremost importance.Yes..10 days curfew is too short ...May be extended till end of the month.This is a war like situation hence it is duty of all of us to support any dicision of the govt.Politics has no place here.Decision is for the good of people.God bless all.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    M for Mahamari ,M for mismanagement, M for..... (Monty??)

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  • Peace Maker, Udupi, Jubail, KSA

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    On a Serious note *Income tax payers should be given vaccine first....* They are only 3 crore. If they die, how will the country survive...!

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  • Shyamanth Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    And bar& wine shop owners shud be given presidential status coz they are the biggest contributors to the states treasury 😜

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  • Roopa, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    What about after 20th, corona is touring to other places. Do lockdown till at least May end. Dont allow functions

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  • Bep, Kudla

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    After 20 from 10 am to 5 pm 😀

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  • Ajith., Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Looks like you don't have any planned functions at your home. There are lot of functions planned after April 25 and people will have spent their life savings in planning wedding , house warming and other functions. You won't understand the pain until you are in that situation. It is easy for people like you to say don't allow functions. Do think how depressing it would be to the family. Wedding and associated functions should be allowed as those are not planned in a day. Why unecessary political rallies are done?

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  • Sunil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Mr.Ajith i understand your pain... Just ignore her....

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  • Sunil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Happy married life

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    corona comes only between 10pm and 5am😂

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    It seems virus is on night duty again....

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  • M.dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Corona is on duty at night time only.

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  • Indian, Mlore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Many countries are following the same pattern and they found it positive in curbing the spread of virus with less impact on countries GDP.... Nice decision by the government.

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