Karnataka gears up for Night Curfew from April 21 to 04th May,Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant says will implement Night curfew very strictly:

Pramesh S Jain. Yogesh K Porwar

Karnataka government on Tuesday announced weekend curfew across the State in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19.

A circular issued by the government said that there will be weekend curfew from Friday 9 pm to Monday 6 am.On weekdays,night curfew will be in force in the entire state from 9 pm. to 6 am.

Marriages will be permitted strictly adhering to COVID 19-appropriate behavior with maximum of 50 people.The earlier guidelines stipulated a maximum of 100 in closed spaces.Cremation/funerals are to be allowed with maximum of 20 people.

Close to the heels of night curfew and weekend curfew proposed by the state disaster management committee.

City police commissioner,addressing a press conference with other senior officers said, we have imposed prohibitory orders from 9 pm of Wednesday to 6 am of May 4 in the city limits for the effective implementation of the covid protocols.

The order was imposed despite a rapid increase in the number of covid cases,it is noticed that people in certain public places gather in large numbers without maintaining social distance and violating covid protocol,Mr.Pant said in his order.

citing the reasons,he said that pandemic is spreading fast endangering human life and health.This is causing extreme burden of the health infrastructure also causing panic and restlessness in the minds of the people.

This has adversely impacted peace and order of the city,he added.

In order to prevent danger to human lives,health and maintain peace and order the order was imposed to restrict the number of people gathering in public places,the order stated.

The prohibitory order which will be in effect from Wednesday night restricts assembly of more than four people in public places.This order is exempted in places like railway station bus stands and metro stations where people have to follow covid protocols .

The city police have been directed to step up patrolling to ensure prohibitory orders in place and any violations will be liable for prosecution under various sections disaster management act section 188 of the IPC and under karnataka epidemic diseases act he added.

As the first day of night curfew begins across city cops were seen announcing in mic and educating people to follow new guidelines issued by Karnataka Government and reach home before 9pm and co-operate with us in breaking the chain in combating Covid19 second wave.

DCPs were seen monitoring their respective jurisdiction all senior officers with the jurisdictional DCPs were on vigil rounds and were seen Monitoring the Night curfew which has begin from today.

All the fly overs were closed many roads were converted into one way and by 9pm many roads of Bengaluru were seen in deserted look with no movement of public and all establishments were closed. Check post were set up at main roads.All ACPs,Inspectors across city were also seen on vigil patrolling in their jurisdiction.

The order will remain in force from 9 pm.of April 21 up to 6 am of May 4.The decision was taken after a series of meetings,including an all-party meeting chaired by Governor Vajubhai Vala.