In a first sight of relief for the residents of Dakshina Kannada (DK), the Deputy Commissioner (DC) on Sunday announced easing of Lockdown restrictions for the district. Effective on Monday, DK has been categorised as ‘Orange Zone’ by the Union Health Ministry on its COVID-19 assessment, the residents, including those from Mangaluru may will be allowed to routine activities between 7 am to 7 pm for essential purposes.
Speaking to Solmelu news reporter, DK DC Sindhu B Rupesh, has said that the Lockdown restriction has been relaxed to facilitate the essential and economic activities of the people. Government & private establishments can function with 33% staffing. “As of now, the local government officers will attend the office, eventually all the public functions and services will be rolled out,” she said.
- E-pass not necessary for public movement, but every person must carry ID card.
- Covering faces at public spaces is compulsory, violators will be fined.
- Social distancing must be maintained
- Auto-rickshaw and taxis are allowed to carry 2 passengers + 1 driver
- Inter-district one-way from DK to other district can be applied for in the following link https://bit.ly/dkdicepass
Happy hours for tippler’s
In a brighter side for bibulous who were forced to take teetotalism during the Lockdown, about 152 wine shops (CL-2 license bearer) and 22 Mysore Sales International Limited (MSIL) liquor shops will be now open. The outlets are allowed to sell take-away bottles between 9 am to 7 pm.
However the DC clarified that there will be no ease of restriction at the notified containment zones in the district. DK district has 8 containment zones.
Despite, the lift of restriction DC has urged people to remain indoor and venture outside only for essential purposes. “Families also need to take care of senior citizens or those who had any previous health condition,” she said. At present, Dakshina Kannada has nine active cases of COVID-19 and three deaths have been reported till date.