Mangaluru: Weekend lockdown - People flock shops, police face tough time


Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 8: It seems the people of the city are not at all serious about the Covid pandemic second wave situation that is prevailing in the district, state and country. In spite of the weekend lockdown that was announced by the district administration on Saturday and Sunday, crowd of people was seen at milk booths and HOPCOMs.

On the morning of Saturday May 8, people were seen jostling with one another with absolutely no social distance at the milk booth of Urwa Store in the city. Similar scenes were also seen at HOPCOM shops at Mannagudda.

Police are keeping strict vigil throughout the city to curtail the movement of vehicles that roam unnecessarily. At New Chithra talkies junction near Car Street, police were seen dealing with drivers of vehicles who were roaming without any valid reason. Most of them were given pep talk and asked to go back to their homes.

Police were also seen convincing a woman to stop selling flowers on push cart as it is not an essential item. On the whole it seems police have a tough challenge on their hands to deal with the citizens in spite of repeated requests and warnings.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Mohammed, India

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Please dont blame public every time, media person have camera and id card, they will take pictures of their wish, aam aadmi has to bear the pain of police lathis

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Knowing our crowd behavior. BJP, Congress, ,RSS, BD volunteers need to come forward and manage the crowd.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    People are confused with the lockdown rules. I blame the shopkeepers they should be strict with the customers, they should see to it that the customers form a line with social distancing and with masks covering their mouth and nose.

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    I hope people who are going out are not the age of less than 10 years... they should know by themselves how to protect them. Why government or shopkeepers impose rules on them.

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  • Common Man, Mangalore_ Mumbai

    Sat, May 08 2021

    When a weekend lockdown is announced, noone should be allowed to be out. What is the point of vegetable vendors and milk shops being allowed to operate during curfew hours. People will definitely be out on this pretext. No vehicular movement other than emergencies should also mean no people walking on foot just visiting people to pass their time. The govt. has imposed this kind of a lockdown only to show they r trying to prevent the spread of the virus but in reality they are making sure that they have their votes coming thru the business enterprises.

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  • Vicky, Damaskatte

    Sat, May 08 2021

    People flock in grocery stores

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  • Everest, Kinnigoli

    Sat, May 08 2021

    as per guidelines,certain shops,vendors supposed to open and be avail till 10am.not so.something is beyond govt guidelines

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Why are blaming the educated and knowledgeable people of twin districts are you completely ignorant of their desperation. They are not doing this fun.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Foolish politicians and insensitive bureaucrates to blame. Every day new rules people are confused whom to believe! Whatsapp University updating news as per it's conscience.

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  • Vicky, Damaskatte

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Haneef....Confusing situation created by yourself from the day one of announcement. Did you ever agree to any norms of govt..?? Problem arises here.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, May 08 2021

    In a total lockdown why are certain shops kept open, should have made necessary purchases yesterday itself!

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    people have to eat, no? you cannot live on air! let administration arrange delivery of all essentials at each hiusehold - then crowds will reduce.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Administration is neck deep in loans, from where will they arrange for money!

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  • J P James, Puchhal

    Sat, May 08 2021

    I think the CM has to change the Home minister better to give charge to Ashok, Hope Ashok can to better then the Present

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  • Kishan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Administrator are fools? Impose complete lockdown for 7 days. Without milk people may not die. What kind of lock down it is. Milk is everyday necessity. If you keep open all will go to buy. Shut down. Completely for God sake. Be rude with corona protocols. Or else corona willl be come Rude. Some of the locality I know from one week all the house members have fever and pneumonia. But none of them either check for corona or admitted to hospital. Are we all covidiots?

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Un planned order from the state Govt and District administration . Govt only need tax from the people but least bothered about their life.

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  • Harish Krishna, Marnamikatte

    Sat, May 08 2021

    This is a major fault of district administration. They have announced reduced relaxation time on previous day evening ! People get panic n start buying. If people were having enough time buying things , no one will crowd. God knows how many got infected in yesterday s morning mela.... one sincere advice to our district management is PLAN PROPERLY... AVOID HASTY DECISION S. it is killing the public.

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  • Praveen, Kasargod

    Sat, May 08 2021

    When lockdown is imposed it's important to arrange enough facilities to avail basic needs of the people. We cannot simply say 'prople are not at all serious'. Those who have seen the pathetic conditions of the people who are fighting with covid in social media, definitely are careful. Rush is seen only in big cities, because of high population. Here govt must make proper arrangements, otherwise don't impose lockdown.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Blunder created by the wise and unpads.

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  • Shajimon, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Uneducated.

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  • Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Everyday ppl gathering in groups infront of this grocery shops.... Why there is no social distancing last yr authorites were strict abt social distancing whiye boxes were made and all ..this yr nothing ...mask and social distancing r both equally important...ppl do ur duties first follow the rules ...then blame govt or drs or any third person... ...

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  • S N Bangs, Thannirubhavi

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Lockdown may be applicable to main city only. Here in Chitrapura Kulai. Some shops are open in the pretense of Milk sale. Vehicles are flying without any problem. People are roaming without mask.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Extend an lockdown for another 14 days with stringent rule, what do you expect from people- Sit at home starve or beg for essentials items?? Happens when we vote an uneducated!!

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    It's insane why people dont understand . How much can police control? How much can Govt.control? Yes Govt.had failed but it is even public responsibility & our responsibility to keep our safe health. It's sad. Need to make more strickt rules . Stop even essiontal commodities if people dont listen. Put a complete lockdown. Abosultly nothing should be aviable . Even.politicians nobody should be aviable . Put military in place .

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  • Ravi, Udupi

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Lockdowns are a farce anyway

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Its not he people, its constantly changing unclear and uncommunicated decisions by administration thathas caused this chaos. Thanks to police trying to meet semblance of order.

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