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BENGALURU: Amid a spike in cases, Kanakapura constituency has decided to go for self-imposed lockdown for 17 hours per day till July 1. Shopkeepers have voluntarily agreed to limit business hours between 7am and 11am from Monday. However, it will not affect public transport, banks, government offices or health services.
On Sunday, local legislator and Congress state chief DK Shivakumar and Bengaluru Rural MP DK Suresh held a meeting with district administration officials and residents. The aim was to map the way forward as Kanakapura recorded 36 active cases. The segment is part of Ramanagara district which has seen 86 cases till date.
“People came to a consensus on imposing restrictions in the interest of public health. It’s not the government’s decision, and hence not formal,” said Shivakumar. Ramanagara DC MS Archana, superintendent of police Anup Shetty and other officials attended the meeting.
SSLC exams will be held
Shivakumar said SSLC exams will not be affected by the lockdown as it is up to the district administration to take care of official matters.“Official activities of the government, banks and public transport will continue as usua,” said Anup Shetty.
Suresh said the number of positive cases spiked in the assembly segment after a doctor couple and family members of a silk trader tested positive.