Mysuru, November 3:- Given the recent 10-day Dasara festivities, the coronavirus cases are likely to go up in the heritage city. There were thousands of tourists in the recent past and the fear is that the virus infection may go up. The district administration has asked the localites to be extra careful and take care of their health.
That Dasara was held in a simple manner has been appreciated but not the state government’s decision to allow visitors to tourist spots. Considering the coronavirus cases in the last seven months, there is a strong feeling that positive cases may see a spike.
Many functions and weddings may also add to the number of coronavirus cases. Besides readying Covid Hospitals, the district administration has asked private hospitals to reserve 50% beds for any eventuality.
Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri said, “Since last month, positive cases have come down drastically in Mysuru district. Once people start taking things casually, cases are likely to increase and Mysuru is no different. Tourism has picked up and if the cases go up, it should not come as a surprise. Mysureans have to be careful. The Health Department is no doubt apprehensive for more than one reason.”
K R Hospital, District Covid Hospital and many Government Hospitals at taluk level have been upgraded with more beds, oxygen and ventilator facility. Besides, it has been decided to utilise private hospitals in case of emergency.
People have been advised to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines. Wear face masks compulsorily, maintain physical distance and keep washing your hands regularly. (MR/KS)