MCC on high alert over coronavirus threat

Mayor Tasneem Bano and her deputy Sridhar along with MCC officials inspect Devaraja Market; footpath food vendors advised to close down; meat shops at Devaraja Market likely to be shut down for a week

Mysuru, March 14:- Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is on high alert as the novel coronavirus scare is increasing day by day. The MCC team visited the Devaraja Market in the city on Saturday morning and held inspection.

The team instructed the merchants to maintain cleanliness at the market. The officials warned the merchants of closing the market if cleanliness is not maintained well. Mayor Tasneem Bano, Deputy Mayor Sridhar, officials of MCC Health Department and others visited the market.

The MCC team also visited yoga centres of the city and collected information regarding foreigners learning yoga in the city. Head of yoga centres Raghupathi said that none of the students at the yoga centre tested positive for coronavirus and all precautionary measures have been taken.

A special meeting of MCC will be taking place later in the day. It is also said that the meat shops at Devaraja Market will be shut down for a week. The street food vendors have also been advised to close down.

Meanwhile, several schools and colleges functioned normally despite a Karnataka government order to shut down schools and colleges following coronavirus threat. Cinema theatres and shopping malls remained shut to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the city. (MR, NGB/KS)


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