A large number of people were seen on the streets in Karnataka (Photo/ANI)
A large number of people were seen on the streets in Karnataka (Photo/ANI)

Large number of people flock to grocery shops in Karnataka despite weekend curfew

ANI | Updated: Apr 25, 2021 11:45 IST

Shivamogga (Karnataka) [India], April 25 (ANI): Despite the ongoing weekend curfew in Karnataka in the view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, a large number of people were seen out in the market at food and grocery shops on Sunday morning.
The norms of the weekend curfew in the state permitted food and grocery shops to operate from 6 am to 10 am only, until the curfew ends on April 26 at 6 am.
The market was bustling with people who stepped out for procuring essential commodities.

Many states have resort to weekend curfews in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Kerala had imposed a weekend curfew for Saturday and Sunday in which only essential services and emergency travel is allowed.
Uttar Pradesh imposed a complete weekend lockdown till 7 am on Monday while night curfews remain will remain in place in all districts. Delhi has also imposed a six-day lockdown till 5 am on April 26.
As per the Union Health Ministry, 20,172 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Karnataka while 208 people died due to the deadly virus on Saturday.
As of Saturday, the active COVID-19 cases in the state are 2,34,483 while the total caseload has reached 13,04,397 and the death toll has risen to 14,283. (ANI)