Hundreds return to Hassan from across the State ahead of lockdown
Hours earlier than the Statewide lockdown got here into impact on Tuesday night, tons of of folks reached Hassan from Bengaluru and Mysuru by practice and bus.
The State authorities had ordered the closure of garment industries and plenty of different sectors due to a steep improve in COVID-19 circumstances. With no jobs for the subsequent two weeks, folks returned to their native locations with their households. The practice and buses to Hassan from Bengaluru was packed.
People began speeding to outlets and enterprise institutions on Monday hours after the authorities introduced the lockdown. There have been many patrons at grocery stres. The identical state of affairs continued on Tuesday as effectively.
“Fearing that it would be difficult to move around during the lockdown, people purchased essential items in bulk. Most people are afraid of the police, who sometimes beat them up without enquiring why they had come out during the lockdown,” mentioned Shivaram, a resident of K.R. Puram Extension.
During the earlier lockdown, folks had witnessed such police harassment. An individual was assaulted by policemen whereas he was taking his sick baby to a clinic. “Many people will have to visit hospitals to get their second dose of the vaccination. In the absence of public transport, they may have to depend on private vehicles. The police should be people-friendly,” mentioned Govinda Raju of Vidya Nagar.
The administration has allowed the outlets that promote groceries, meals and milk merchandise to keep open until 10 a.m.