BBMP to impose night curfew from tonight, book violators under Disaster Management Act
As over 250 daily Covid cases are being reported in Bengaluru from the last few days, with inflow of many people from neighbouring states Kerala and Maharashtra, the BBMP has imposed a night curfew to contain the spread. The night curfew will come into effect from 10 pm tonight and will be in place till 5 am.
People coming out after 10 pm tonight may be in for a shock as BMP has imposed a night curfew. The violators will also be penalised and booked under the Disaster Management Act.
Yesterday, Chief Secretary N Ravi Kumar held a meeting with BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, Deputy Commissioner J Manjunath and City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant following an increase in Covid cases.
The civic body was asked to take steps to prevent the spread and the police department was instructed to implement stricter Covid norms.
BBMP marshals and health inspectors will be on rounds and police officials at the jurisdiction level will be monitoring public movement. If found moving without a valid reason, the officials have been instructed to book cases against them.
As per information, relaxation is given only to passengers going to the airport, essential service vehicles and medical shops and medical items supplying vehicles.
Workers in MNCs, industrial workers must show ID cards for movement.
Covid testing camp at railway station:
As people from flood-hit north and coastal Karnataka are turning towards Bengaluru in search of jobs and shelter, 5 Covid testing camps have been set up at the Majestic Railway station for RTPCR testing.
However, some of the passengers are avoiding it thinking that they may be subjected to quarantine and may miss out on being with family.
Yesterday, BBMP commissioner informed that passengers coming from Kerala and Maharashtra will be subjected to quraintine if they fail to produce the latest Covid negative certificate and this decision of night curfew is to send a message that Palike is serious about Covid control measures.
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