Coronavirus threat: DC Sankar cautions against mass gathering

Mysuru DC Abhiram G Sankar

Mysuru, March 13:- In view of the novel coronavirus threat, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar on Friday held a meeting at his office here with the officials on the steps to be taken to keep the city safe.

He said, “Coronavirus is threatening to raise its ugly head everywhere. Including India, some 121 countries across the globe have been affected. In Karnataka, five cases have tested positive and one elderly man died in Kalburgi. Foreigners coming to Mysuru are being screened. Steps are being taken to avoid the spread of the virus to a large extent. Concerned officials are being trained on the steps to be taken. Mandakalli Airport, KSRTC Suburban Bus Station, Mysuru Railway Station and tourist spots are all under the scanner.”

Continuing further, the DC said, “Those returning from countries, whether affected by the virus or not, have to be quarantined at least for 15 days. Those with signs of fever, cough and sneezing need to get checked. Maintain cleanliness and wash your hands frequently using a sanitiser. The mass gathering has to be avoided as long as possible.”

A special ward has been opened at KR Hospital here. Apollo Hospital, GSS Hospital and Columbia Asia Hospital have also opened separate wards to treat coronavirus cases.

Zilla Panchayat CEO K Jyothi, MCC Commissioner Gurudutta Hedge, Senior Civil Judge and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) member-secretary B P Devamane and other officials were present. (MR/KS)



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