Passes are not required for necessary services: DC Sankar

Mysuru, March 28:- Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar has said that passes are not required for the essential services meant for the public.

He was speaking on Facebook live organised by the News and Public Relations Department on Friday.

“Government officials, bank employees and other necessary service providers need not carry passes. We have not prohibited the necessary goods’ transportation vehicles. I have discussed with the Superintendent of Police and ensured that farmers don’t suffer. Rumours of the internet being banned in the district is being spread. We won’t ban internet in the district at any cost,” the DC said.

“Along with urban areas, precautionary measures have been taken in rural areas as well. We have kept an eye on 1,432 people as of Friday afternoon. Around 935 are in home quarantine. 494 people have completed 14-day home quarantine. 66 people were made to undergo test and 62 tested negative for coronavirus, one got rejected and 3 samples tested positive for coronavirus,” he said.

“More than 2,000 people are working as volunteers. TVS company has come forward to provide food to those who are working in hospitals. More delivery boys will be appointed to provide home delivery of products from supermarkets. Some companies have also come forward for this cause,” he added.

“It is rumoured that the district administration is taking over all the hostels in the city to make them quarantine centres. It is just discussed and nowhere have we told we would take them over,” he informed.

“Hydrogen spraying has been made on major roads of the city. Pourakarmikas are being provided with safety kits. As per the direction of the deputy commissioner, vegetable market on MG Road has been shifted to Mysuru Dasara Exhibition Grounds. Vendors and buyers should maintain social distancing,” said the Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Gurudutta Hegde.

“MCC has started 17 centres for the homeless and beggars. Pull-carts have been given passes to sell vegetables in the city,” he added. (MR/KS)

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