Mysuru, April 8:- With a view to check the spiraling coronavirus cases in Mysuru district, Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri, on Thursday (April 8) said that it is better for those coming from Bengaluru for various reasons to carry a Covid-19 negative report though it is not compulsory. The Deputy Commissioner has passed an order in this regard.
Talking to reporters after a meeting with top officials, Rohini Sindhuri said, “In view of the second wave of the pandemic, we are forced to enforce some strict guidelines. A negative report would be welcome from those entering the Mysuru district. Coronavirus cases are on the rise and people will have to adhere to Covid guidelines.”
On entry to cinema halls in the city, the Deputy Commissioner said, “The entry will be based on the negative report. Otherwise, theatres have been advised not to allow anyone. The rule applies to tourist spots as well. For weddings and other functions, permission is a must from the concerned authority. The strict guidelines will be in force from April 10 to 20. Around 300 home guards have been roped to oversee the implementation of the order. Even local police will be assisting the home guards.”
Rohini Sindhuri said, “A new set of Covid guidelines effective from April 10 to 20 will be issued shortly and this is being done in view of the festive season ahead. A negative Covid report is a must for anyone to enter any tourist spot. There is no confusion in this.”
Mysuru Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta said, “Village fairs and festivals will be banned. In the case of marriages and functions, only 200 people will be allowed and if the function is outside, around 500 will be permitted though prior permission is a must from the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). Covid test is not compulsory at marriage halls though there will be some Covid-19 guidelines.” (MR/KS)