Udupi DC Jagadeesh Issues Guidelines for Border Sealdown from July 15 night to 29
Udupi: In the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases in Udupi district, the Udupi district administration has decided to seal down all its borders from July 15 night 8:00 pm to July 29 said G Jagadeesh deputy commissioner of Udupi District.
Speaking during the press meet at the DC office on July 14 DC Jagadeesh said that, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, during the video conference meeting with the District In-charge Minister had asked the authorities to take the decision at the local level if it was necessary to enforce a lockdown.
The elected representatives and the public in Udupi have expressed their views in favour of the seal down to check the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The district administration has given time until July 15, 8:00 pm for all those who want to travel to other districts or enter the Udupi district to do so.
Home delivery of essential items will be allowed. Hotels and restaurants shall be permitted to operate kitchens for take-away or home delivery of food items only.
Public transportation services which include KSRTC and private buses will remain suspended during the seal down period. Interstate, Inter-district goods service vehicle will be permitted during the seal down period.
No religious congregation will be permitted without any exception, and all social/ cultural/ religious functions/ gatherings shall be barred.
The government has continued to allow weddings with a limited number of guests. According to the seal down guidelines, weddings are now allowed with more than 50 guests. As per the guidelines, the organisers or the hosts must ensure that the guests maintain social distancing at all times. In the case of funerals, congregations of more than twenty people will not be permitted.
To maintain social distancing a gathering of more than 20 people, including Archaka/Priest/Mouli is not allowed at the Temple/Church or Mosque.
DC Jagadeesh appealed to the public to cooperate with the district administration in checking the spread of the virus.