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Bengaluru Lockdown: Section 144 Imposed Till 21 June

Restrictions Under Section 144 Extended in Bengaluru Till June 21


Amid the rise in COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru, section 144 has been imposed in the city till June 21. As per the new restriction assembly of more than 4 people in public places is banned. The order was issued by Bengaluru City Police Commissioner and Additional District Magistrate. It will remain in place till midnight of June 21.

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As per the circular issued by the Bengaluru City Police Commissioner and Additional District Magistrate, “Section 144 CrPC (prohibiting assembly of more than 4 people in public places, except for purposes which are exempted) to remain in effect till 21st June midnight. Bus stands, railways station and airports exempt”.

The daily COVID-19 curfew from 7 pm to 5 am and a weekend curfew from 7 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday would remain in place. But the government allowed the resumption of activities in a graded manner.

With fresh guidelines in place, here is the full list of relaxations:

  • Shops selling essential goods allowed to operate till 2 PM.
  • All construction activities will be permitted.
  • All industries can operate with 50 percent staff strength.
  • Shops selling cement, steel among others have also been allowed to open.
  • Parks will be opened from 5 AM to 10 AM.
  • Street vendors can do their business from 6 AM to 2 PM.
  • Auto and taxis are allowed to ply with maximum of two passengers.
  • Important departments of the government can operate with 50 percent staff.
  • Hotels and restaurants will continue to do parcel service.
  • Bars will be open for takeaways till 2 PM.

Bengaluru Urban district recorded 1,470 new cases on Monday. However, there were 12 fatalities in the city. The state capital has so far reported 11,98,158 positive cases and 15,319 deaths.

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