Speaking to reporters at Belagavi airport on Saturday, Shivakumar termed the night curfew being imposed in several districts as totally unscientific.
"We're returning home, as there is already weekend lockdown and night curfew in Mumbai and we fear it could turn into complete lockdown in the days to come," an auto driver said.
“I demand that the government show how it spent Rs 16,000 crore during Covid and where it spent Rs 20 lakh crore, which it claimed to have released already,” he added.
Think twice before spitting in public, because it could fetch you a fine of Rs 500. Or if you’re not wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, you might have to shell out Rs 200.
However, officials involved with essential services will be exempted from the curfew that will be in force from 9 PM to 5 AM.
The 'Corona Curfew' aimed at containing the spread of the pandemic will be in effect in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Udupi-Manipal, Bidar, Kalaburagi, and Tumakuru cities.
The positivity rate had been coming down till February in the state but now on average, 3,900 new cases per day are found.
The night curfew imposed in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, coupled with the Delhi government's guidelines is either affecting the sales of wedding accessories or resulting in the cancellation of bookings.
The night curfew will come into effect from Friday, the office of the Lt governor said.
Similary, the Ghaziabad district administration has also announced night curfew from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am from tonight.
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The authorities, however, maintained that the rush was "usual" during this time of the year due to the wedding season and wheat harvesting in different parts of the country.
Jain's remarks on the pandemic situation came a day after the Delhi government imposed a night curfew in the national capital from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30 in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
The Delhi government has announced exemptions for various categories of people, including include those travelling to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminuses.
The Gujarat High Court had observed that the COVID-19 situation in the state was getting 'out of control', and suggested a curfew or lockdown could be imposed for three to four days.