Mysuru district is coronavirus-free: DC Sankar

Mysuru, May 16:- “Mysuru district had 90 coronavirus cases. Now it has become zero. Though it is happy news, we still have to be careful. We can’t predict what will happen in future. We have to be prepared for it and co-operate with the administration. The government does everything for the welfare of the public,” said Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar on Friday.

He was speaking at the Facebook page live of News and Public Relations Department.

“Mysuru registered its first coronavirus case on March 21. The number of coronavirus cases has now become zero as the two patients have been discharged. We have to thank Superintendent of Police, Mysuru Commissioner of Police, police officials, Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), officials of MCC, Commissioner of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) officials, officials of the Health Department, field workers, paramedical staff, ASHA workers, Zilla Panchayat PDOs, officials of various departments have worked effectively. District Health Officer, his team, ambulance drivers, pourakarmikas, home guards should also be thanked,” he said.

“Public representatives have also cooperated with us. People have followed the guidelines. I agree that some people did not follow the rules. We still have to maintain social distancing. Industries have started functioning. But people have to understand their role and responsibility. Those who have come from outside states have to undergo facilitated quarantine. If they have more money they can opt for lodges as well. For us, society is more important than the person,” he added.

“Nanjangud has 11 containment zones. Except for 200 metres, people can go to work showing ID cards at other places. Cloth shops, slipper shops and jewellery shops are not permitted. We will permit them in the next two days. The restriction will continue on the highway. Inter-state vehicles are not allowed. Milk, food grains and vegetable services will continue,” he added.

“Trading is now permitted at all 91 roads of the city. Several complaints of the public not maintaining social distancing have been reported. People should not behave like this. Don’t throw your face masks here and there. Dump them after packing them separately,” said Commissioner of MCC Gurudutta Hegde. (MR/GK)

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