COVID-19: Prohibitory orders extended till May 19 in Bengaluru

South India

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao on Monday extended the prohibitory orders under Section 144 (1) till May 19 in the city in order to contain the COVID-19 spread.


Bengaluru city is classified under the red zone.

According to the guidelines all domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for medical services, air ambulance and for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA will remain prohibited.

The prohibitory orders will see restriction on activities including transport, commercial other than essential services, educational institutes, hospitality industry, sports and recreation facilities, social, political and religious gatherings.

"All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA, Metro Rail services, all school, colleges, educational institutes will remain prohibited," the order read.

The order further stated that the movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am.

The Central government on May 17 extended the ongoing COVID-19 induced nationwide lockdown till May 31, but with a set of new relaxations commencing from today.

An analysis shows that of the 442 cases reported between May 10 and 17, Bengaluru had the most – 60 – though it didn’t add a case on Sunday. Bengaluru was followed by Mandya, Belagavi, Davangere and Uttara Kannada.

On Sunday, Karnataka has recorded 54 new COVID-19 positive cases. As of now, a total of 1,146 cases have been reported from the state while 37 people have died due to the deadly virus.

With 5,242 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 96,169 on Monday. 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 157 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 3,029.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 56,316. Meanwhile 36,824 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

With inputs from ANI

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