Mangaluru: In the backdrop of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s announcement that the government has decided to ban all kinds of protests in the state for 15 days, Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner issued an order in this regard on Tuesday, March 29.
As per the order, Protests, temple festivals, parties at apartments and public rallies will be banned for the next two weeks.
The order also read that people should cooperate by wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing, if not strict measures against violators.
Karnataka reported over 3,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Sunday. The state reported 3,082 COVID-19 cases on the day, with 2,004 cases recorded in Bengaluru alone. The figures showed a steady climb in COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru and Karnataka over the course of the month.
The positivity rate (the number of COVID-19 cases found in the tested population) increased from 0.94% to 1.94% between February and March, the state health department said.