(Namita Pradhan, Intern Journalist) Bengaluru to have a complete lockdown on Sunday starting from July 5 due to the increase in Covid-19 cases along with night curfew to be held from 8 pm to 5 am instead of the current curfew of 9 pm to 5 am. It includes no activities to be allowed on Sunday except the necessary services and supplies.
The decision was taken by the Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday during the meeting the decision was taken to bring the situation under control.
The government officials to remain closed all Saturday for a month from July 10.
Other important issues discussed in the meeting were:
250 ambulances to be provided for the Covid-19 patients in Bengaluru. Apart from a set of ambulances which was reserved for the shifting of the dead Covid-19 patients.
10,000 beds to be provided for the Covid-19 patients by Monday. The process of identifying patients in both government and private is necessary for the treatment.
180 ESI doctors to be appointed by the Labour department and probationary tahsildars to be appointed as nodal officers for the COVID hospitals and COVID care centres.
Marriage halls, hostels, and other institutions in Bengaluru are notified to be reserved for the Covid-19 care center and the bed should be available in railway coaches.
Hotels and hospitals are tied-up to avoid the shortage of beds for the treatment.
The joint commissioner of eight regions are to be given additional responsibilities and to appoint the KAS officers to reduce the burden of commissioner and central office of BBMP.