Janata Curfew gets unprecedented support; One-week prohibitory orders imposed on Uttara Kannada district

Source: DHNS | Published on 23rd March 2020, 1:48 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been clamped on entire Uttara Kannada district from March 24 to 30. The order in this regard was issued by the deputy commissioner. Accordingly, he has ordered the closure of the Goa-Karnataka border in the district.

In the order, the DC said that inspite of the massive awareness on Covid-19 being created, many people were holding meetings and other programmes where crowd gathering was being seen. Even, the number of people coming to the district from foreign countries were increasing. Movement of people on roads and markets had continued. Therefore, prohibitory orders would be clamped from March 24, 6:00 am to March 30 midnight. In this period, an assembly of more than five people is strictly banned.

Huge response

Meanwhile, the day-long ‘Janata Curfew’ received a huge response in Uttara Kannada on Sunday. People voluntarily took to social distancing to slow down the spreading of the Covid-19.

In Karwar, movement of vehicles was thin and Green Street, national highway, Kodibag Road, Karwar-Ilkal State Highway, Pikale Road were looked empty.

Hotels, shops, super markets, petty shops, bars and other shops were closed down by traders. Just a few pharmacy stores were open but there were no customers there too. On Kodibag Road, a trader had opened his shop but the police convinced him to close it down.

Newspaper distributors took it as a challenge to ensure that the readers were kept updated about the latest news about their village, city, district and State by promptly distributing the newspapers.

To avoid inconvenience, people stocked eggs, milk, vegetables and other essentials needed for the day on Saturday itself.

To support the cause, jewellery shops of Karwar have decided to keep the shops
closed for one week from March 24.

K Harishkumar Deputy Commissioner

“All the samples of throat swab sent for testing from Uttara Kannada have tested negative of Covid-19 till now. But co-operation of people is necessary to check the spread of Covid-19 which has entered some of the neighbouring districts.

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