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K’taka extends lockdown, Section 144 imposed in Bengaluru till June 21

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Bengaluru: To curb movements in the city, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner and Additional District Magistrate today issued an order regarding the imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC which will remain in effect till midnight of June 21, according to reports. The state capital has so far reported 11,98,158 positive cases and 15,319 deaths.

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In view of fresh curbs, no public gathering will be allowed in public places except at bus stands, railways station, and airports.

On Monday, Bengaluru Urban district recorded 1,470 new cases. However, there were 12 fatalities in the city. The decline in fatalities is steep as the city had reported 276 deaths on June 1.

Notably, Karnataka began the unlock process from June 14 as COVID-19 cases started showing a declining trend in the state, except for 11 districts, however on the first day of easing the covid-related restrictions heavy traffic snarls returned to haunt Bengaluru as the lockdown curbs imposed more than a month ago to contain COVID-19 were eased. Hundreds of vehicles coming from the neighbouring Hosur in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu were seen stuck in long queues at Attibele in Bengaluru. The chaotic traffic extended up to Bommanahalli and Silk Board Junction.

While imposing a stringent lockdown from May 10 onwards, the Karnataka government had given daily relaxation from 6 AM to 10 AM. Now the relaxation has been extended from 6 AM to 2 PM daily except for weekends in 19 districts, which saw substantial reduction in deadly coronavirus infections.

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