Bengaluru has been in lockdown since Monday till March 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus. As of now, the total coronavirus positive cases in Karnataka climbed to 33 with 7 cases registered in a single day. People in several parts of the city were seen mocking the state-imposed lockdown and roaming around in public without any purpose. Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said those subjected to home quarantine stamping would be arrested if they were found to visit public places. Also Read - Delhi: Containment Zones Rise From 8,661 to 9929 Within 2 Days | Check Full List of Hotspots Here
“5,000 home quarantine stamping was carried to ensure they remain home in public interest”, he tweeted. Also Read - Delhi Enters Weekend Lockdown, UP To Impose Curfew On Sunday As India's Fight Against COVID Continues
I have received calls some of those stamped are moving in BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses and sitting in restaurants. Please call 100; these people will be picked up, arrested and sent to government quarantine,” Rao said. Also Read - Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri to Remain Closed on Weekends
According to officials, the stamped people should remain quarantined at home, the default period being 14 days.
Six new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Karnataka on Sunday, taking the total number of infections of the respiratory disease to 26—the highest number of positive cases in a single day in Karnataka.
The Karnataka government has announced the shutdown of all commercial activities barring essential services in nine districts, where COVID-19 cases have been reported, till March 31.
These districts are Bengaluru city, Bengaluru Rural, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Kalaburagi, Dharwad, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu and Belagavi, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
(With inputs from PTI)