Mangaluru, July 15, 2020: Shops, selling essential groceries, ration, fruits and vegetables, will open from 8 am to 11 am during the seven-day lockdown in Dakshina Kannada district from 8 pm of July 15 to 5 am of July 23.
Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh said that there has been a rise in Covid cases in the last two weeks in the district. The experts opined that there is a need to take stringent measures to check the spread of Covid-19 in the district. With this in mind, lockdown will be announced under the Disaster Management Act 2005.
The public transportation services will remain suspended during the period. This includes buses (KSRTC, private), taxis, auto-rickshaws, except while hired for emergency services.
“Only flights and trains already scheduled will continue to operate during the lockdown period. Flight and train tickets will serve as the passes for movement of persons by taxis/auto rickshaws to board flight and trains. No new flights or trains will be permitted,” the order stated.
Hotels and restaurants will be closed for dine-in, but they have been permitted to operate kitchens for takeaways or home deliveries. All the places of worship including temples, churches and mosques will remain closed.