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NR Constituency: Will decide on lockdown after discussing with DC, says Minister ST Somashekar

Mysuru, July 13:- “Most of the Covid-19 cases registered in the heritage city Mysuru are from Narasimharaja Constituency. We will take a decision regarding lockdown in Narasimharaja Constituency after discussing with public representatives and the Deputy Commissioner,” said the District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar on Monday (July 13).

He was speaking at the video conference held by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa regarding the control of Covid-19 and handling of flood situation in the state.

“We are having problems in the constituency as 50% of the cases are from there. People don’t come for testing and treatment till the last moment. They come for treatment only after the health is badly affected. That’s why we are thinking of a lockdown in N R Constituency,” he said.

“People of the constituency have to be checked thoroughly. We have to ensure that the situation does not go out of hand,” the minister said.

“There is no problem regarding irrigation as of now. There is no scarcity of fertilisers. Agricultural activities have started. We are taking precautionary measures to handle the flood situation,” he said.

He requested the Chief Minister to appoint D group employees to the hospitals of the district with priority. Yediyurappa assured of action and asked the Chief Secretary to make a note of it.

“38 people have lost lives in Mysuru due to Covid-19 and 37 of them in the last 15 days. We are taking more measures to control the situation. Additional beds are also being arranged. We held a discussion with the district in-charge minister,” said Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar.

“We don’t have any water scarcity as of now. 65% of sowing works are completed. We are making preparations to face the flood situation. NDRF team visited the district last month and trained police, village panchayat staff and the public on handling flood,” he said.

Superintendent of Police CB Ryshyanth, Commissioner of Police Dr Chandragupta and others were present. (MR/KS)

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