Karnataka initiates local containment measures

 Karnataka initiates local containment measures
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Bengaluru, Jan 11, 2022: Based on the suggestions by the Technical Advisory Committee, the State Government has initiated some additional containment measures to control the spread of Covid.

The containment measures along with the earlier measures (like Weekend Curfew and night curfew) will remain in force upto 5 am of Jan 31.


  1. Outside Bengaluru Urban District, the Deputy Commissioners, in consultation of Health and Education Department officers in the District, considering Taluka as a unit, after assessing the prevalence of COVID 19 cases in the Schools, including residential schools, and colleges in the respective Taluka may decide on closure/functioning of any school/college.
  2. All rallies, dharnas, protests are prohibited. However, Marriage functions are permitted to be conducted involving not more than 200 people in open spaces and 100 people in closed places strictly adhering to COVID 19 appropriate behaviour and prevailing guidelines issued by State Government.
  3. Public transport including BMRCL shall operate as per the seating capacity only.
  4. It is reiterated that the Chief Commissioner BBMP and Deputy Commissioners of the Districts based on their assessment of the situation may impose additional containment measures as deemed necessary in their jurisdictions.
  5. There shall be intensive surveillance at the border of Maharashtra, Kerala and Goa as per the prevailing circular/guidelines issued by Department of Health and family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka.
  6. Strict enforcement of the guidelines
    a) Chief Commissioner BBMP/Deputy Commissioners/District Superintendents of Police shall strictly enforce COVID appropriate behaviour and containment measures issued vide aforementioned orders. For the enforcement of social distancing, Commissioners of Police/Deputy Commissioners may, use the provisions of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973.
    b) Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 5l to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section l88 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.

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