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‘Commander’ for each containment zone


2-wheelers, goods vehicles allowed

Wearing masks mandatory

Elders to stay home for 3 months



A meeting of senior ministers on Saturday to review the Covid-19 situation in the state and the steps to be taken after April 20 discussed identifying containment zones and the activities to be permitted in non-containment zones.

Briefing the media, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said It was decided to appoint an ‘incident commander’ for each containment zone, assisted by police and health officials. They will be responsible for containing crowd movement and providing basic amenities in these areas. Incident commanders will have magisterial powers.
Among the stipulations passed are:

  • In buffer zones with a 3-km radius, people will be subjected to medical check-ups.
  • Movement of two-wheelers and goods vehicles will be allowed. Cars with passes are allowed. No more new passes will be issued.
  • IT/BT and other exempt sector staff should come to office in hired buses. Only one-third of such staff can attend office.
  • Construction activities will be allowed, but workers should be allowed to stay on site.
  • No new shops will be allowed to open. Malls and showrooms will remain closed.
  • Inter-district travel is not allowed.
  • Ramanagar, Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts will be considered one district for movement of industry workers.
  • One-third of the staff of government departments will be allowed to work, and they should come in contract buses hired exclusively for them.
  • Prohibitory orders will continue till May 3.
  • Wearing masks is mandatory.
  • Senior citizens and those vulnerable to disease should remain indoors for the next three months.
  • Spitting in public places is banned.


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