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Section 144 in Bengaluru city to contain the spread of the coronavirus

Bengaluru city is trying to contain spread of the virus by imposing new restrictions

Thursday, 8th April 2021

April 8, 2021

A recent surge in the covid cases in Bengaluru, the capital city of the state of Karnataka has urged the government of the state on this Wednesday to impose Section 144 of the CrPC within the limits of the city from today onwards. Furthermore, the government of the state led by CM, B.S. Yediyurappa has also prohibited the functioning of the amenities like gymnasium, swimming pool, party halls housed in residential complexes or apartments falling within the city’s limits.

“Prohibit operation of amenities like Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Party Halls etc in apartment/residential complexes in limits of Bengaluru City,” read the Karnataka government’s order.

Prior to the issuing of the order, the state government of Karnataka had put a ban  on public gathering in huge numbers and also on the other activities within the city of Bengaluru in order to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

“Rallies and demonstrations for any purpose by any group are prohibited across the city till April 20 to strictly comply with the Covid appropriate behaviour,” Kamal Pant, the police commissioner of the Bengaluru city had mentioned in that order.

Bengaluru city turned out to be an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic recording  as many as 4,266 positive covid cases on this Monday, pushing the city’s Covid case tally to nearly 4,55,025, including about 32,605 active covid cases and also further accounted for the 26 deaths from the covid infection out of the net 39 deaths.

“Public functions and group prayers or any type of celebration in places of worship are also banned till April 20 to check the infection,” stated Pant.

According to the state chief secretary’s notification on this Sunday, the swimming pools and gyms in the city will be permitted to operate with just up to about 50 per cent of the net capacity of the facility at a particular time to make sure physical distancing practices are observed and to prevent crowding.

Also Read : New Updates on Covid-19 Cases in the country.

“Pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants will function with 50 per cent occupancy to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour like wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, hand sanitisers and thermal screening,” said Kamal Pant

The order from the Karnataka government has also asked the markets, departmental stores, shopping malls, cinema theatres in the city to strictly adhere to the set guidelines and make sure the customers visiting these facilities adopt a Covid-appropriate behavior.


The News Talkie Bureau



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