Deputy Commissioner Dr. S B Bommanhalli has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and “The Karnataka Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020” (12) across the district, until March 31. Unless there is public support, it is not easy to control the spread of Covid-19.
Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) imposes power to the executive magistrate to restrict particular or a group of persons residing in a particular area while visiting a certain place or area. This move was implemented to prevent a danger to human life health and safety and to ultimately slow down the spread of COVID-19.
It has come into my notice that there is a danger to the life of the common people and their health due to the possible spread of the coronavirus infection in the district so prohibitory orders are necessitated.
Currently, all arrivals in the district especially international arrivals even if asymptomatic have been isolated and the close watch has been kept for 14 days.
All interstate buses to Goa and Maharashtra including maxi cabs, trax, private bus operations, heavy passenger vehicles have been canceled as per the order of the DC Belagavi
If anyone has any symptoms they are requested to call 104 helplines and get assistance.