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31 May 2020       Issue #112

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Press news in reverse chronological order
Here are the rules for lockdown 5.0
- extended till 30 June
Karnataka eases curbs on interstate travel
- malls, hotels to open on June 8
Lockdown 5.0: 13 cities will see stricter rules
- Not Bengaluru !!
Lockdown 5.0 : may relax tourism and hospitality industries
- states suggest the Centre
No total lockdown this Sunday in Karnataka
- due to public demand
32 flights from Bengaluru airport cancelled
- due to restrictions by state govts
15% of Infosys employees to return to office
- in second phase
Apartment residents may get nod to jog, walk on premises
- with social distance of 1 metre
Bengaluru goes into 36-hour curfew
- starting 7 pm Saturday, 23 May
E-Pass mandatory to cross Karnataka border via Road, Rail and Air
- migrants and others stranded
E-pass, 14-day quarantine for citizens of 6 states entering Karnataka
- 7 days institutional and 7 days home quarantine
Karnataka govt releases new SOPs for interstate travellers
- Register with Seva Sindhu portal
First train from Hosur leaves for UP
- with 1600 migrant workers
Hostile super-spreader prompts intense testing in Mangammanapalya
- clinic had failed to report a positive case in Madina Nagar
Hebbagodi cops double up as good samaritans
- sponsored treatment of daily wager
2 accused test positive for COVID-19, 24 cops quarantined
- Hebbagodi police station
Sonic Boom heard in Bengaluru due to IAF test flight
- Confirms Ministry of Defence
An earthquake, plane or thunder, what did Bengaluru hear?
- 1:30 pm on 20 May 2020
Migrants go hungry as netas hijack ration kits
- netas sponsor kits to people on their voter lists
Biocon unit's Covid test technology may hit market soon
- Syngene working on serological antibody testing kit
No more red-orange-green, only containment zones
- 19 containment zones in Bengaluru
Inter-state travel, cabs allowed
- MetroRail, domestic and international air travel not starting
Ban on entry from 4 states, total lockdown on Sundays: says CM
- Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Lockdown 4.0: Different, but still largely the same
- lockdown extended till May 31
Man kills wife, keeps her body for 4 days, then jumps to death
- at AECS Layout, Kudlu Gate
Wipro campuses unveil sanitisation walkways, robots
- to fight the coronavirus
Cognizant, Infosys postpones joining dates to July
- thousands of lateral hires uncertain
Back to work: 96K employees from Infosys, 36K from Capgemini
- starting 7 May
Shopkeeper breaks man's nose over gutka
- in Bommanahalli
Thousands attempt to enter KA from TN, turned back at Attibele
- about 3000 per day at checkpost
Agree to be quarantined, or head back
- Attibele checkpost mandates institutional quarantine
Capgemini, Infosys, Wipro employees back to offices
- TCS still in wait and watch mode
Chaos at Attibele checkpost
- many forced to turn back
Over 6000 hotel rooms booked for quarantining travellers
- Institutional quarantine
Infosys brings 5% staff back to offices
- may grow to around 15-20% in next phase
Wipro denies rumours
- of retrenchments, paycuts
Teachers allege school asked many senior staffers to quit
- Baldwin Boys' High School, Hosur Road
TN cop screening people for coronavirus at KA border dies
- killed on the spot by container lorry in Zuzuwadi
Thousands brave heat, queue up for booze
- Exclusive queue for women in E-City; Lathi blows in Attibele
Mob ransacks hospital after motorist succumbs to head injuries
- a private hospital in Jigani, Anekal taluk
Police, metro workers clash
- in Bommanahalli
No passes required to move within Bengaluru
- between 7 am and 7 pm
IT/ITES, call centres, offices in Red Zones to open with 33% staff
- adherence to COVID-19 SOPs mandatory
BBMP Covid advisory for apartments, resident groups
- domestic workers can resume
Narayana Murthy wants Indians to work 60 hours a week
- to compensate for the economic slowdown
Couples sneak out of a sealed Hongasandra
- they tested negative for COVID-19
Metro trains in every 2.5 min frequency at E-City Lines
- Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system
BBMP officials working at a fever pitch
- After Hongasandra fiasco
Allow new prisoners only if they test negative
- says Parappana Agrahara jail official
Groundwater levels rise as lockdown cuts commercial usage
- Water levels in the E-City borewells up by 67 m (219 ft)


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