Citizen Matters and Wipro Foundation are jointly conducting a survey to collect data on the services available to vulnerable communities during the lockdown. Read on to find the survey form and more details.
The police has received both appreciation and criticism for its enforcement of the lockdown. In this candid interview, DG&IGP Praveen Sood says they weren’t prepared for the situation and are still learning and adapting.
The COVID-19 lockdown has had severe impacts on the lives of Bengalureans. Hence, before deciding on the lockdown exit strategy, the state government should be transparent about its rationale and should involve various stakeholders.
Bengalureans will likely have to deal with the effects of COVID-19 for long. By setting up Disaster Management Cells at the ward level, we can ensure that everyone stays safe and that their needs are met.
The administration will soon have to take tough decisions on gradually easing the lockdown and restarting the economy. But this isn’t going to be easy. Here are some pointers on how the lockdown can be relaxed in Bengaluru.
As soon as the first COVID-19 case was reported from Whitefield, the citizen collective Whitefield Rising started responding. They have sourced accurate information for residents, supplied essentials to migrant labourers, and so on.
India’s police force has performed its fair share of duties in times of emergencies. But nothing in its experience prepared it for what the prime minister announced on the night of March 24, three hours before it came into force: a 21-day nation-wide lockdown.
Bengaluru City Police had introduced a pass system during the lockdown, but there’s been much confusion about who’s eligible for passes and how to apply. Police has released an FAQ to answer citizens’ key questions.
As the food supplied from Indira Canteens is no longer free, there are grave concerns about the health and nutrition of the poor during the lockdown. There’s no clarity on government’s plans to supply dry rations or cooked food either.
Bengaluru has been declared as a COVID-19 hotspot, and it’s dealing with several issues – food supply to migrant labourers, vehicles on the road despite lockdown, and even abandoned animals in pet shops. Read more in our weekly roundup.