Bengaluru, April 22: Confusion prevailed in Karnataka after police closed down many shops and commercial establishments not dealing with essential services across the State on Thursday afternoon, catching many traders off guard.
In a bid to curb the spread of virus, police have taken to the streets and brought down shutters on commercial establishments. However, shops with essential srvices like hotels, bakeries, medical shopscontinued to remain open with only takeaways being allowed in hotels. The situation led-to situation and many even opined that government has imposed lockdown quietly.
On April 20, the state government had imposed new restrictions for weekdays (Monday to Friday) in order to contain the spread of Covid-19. But on April 21, made modification in the order prohibiting and certain activities to the said guidelines.
Whereas, guidelines to…