The fourth round of lockdown is in force with a curious type of curfew in place that most people—news channels included—are puzzled about: the two Sundays between 17th and 31st May are complete lockdowns while every other day remains open from 7 am to 7 pm. This is curious to say the least and feels to most of us like the government wanting to make a statement about its efforts more than actual efforts to contain the spread.

Karnataka in particular is comparatively safe but not safe per se. No state is. What is most interesting, though, is that people have officially gotten fed up with the virus. Nobody fears it now, much like nobody took it seriously at the start of our fight against SARS-Cov-2. The lockdown will probably fizzle away by the end of May.