Stringent law to deter assault on Covid-19 warriors: Minister Dr Sudhakar

Mysuru, April 21:- “Coronavirus warriors are serving the public by risking their lives. We can’t consider those who attack them as human beings. No one should dare to do so in future. We are bringing such a tight law for that,” said Medical Education Minister Dr Sudhakar.

He was speaking to media persons in the city on Tuesday.

“Number of coronavirus cases has increased to 415 in the state. The chain has to be broken. Those who have been to Tablighi Jamaat event live in various districts. Their primary contacts were not in Ballari, Vijayapura and Belagavi. But now, it has spread all over Vijayapura, Malavalli, Mandya, Chikkaballapura. Nanjangud has witnessed the highest number of cases in the state. But now, Nanjangud is under control. Controlling coronavirus is not in the hands of the government and officials alone. Even people have some responsibility. Everyone should understand this. We can stay safe by maintaining social distancing,” he said.

“We can’t consider those who attack health workers. There is no difference between them and cruel animals. We are taking this very seriously and will take a decision in the cabinet. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has decided to implement a stronger Act than that of Kerala and Uttar Pradesh. They will be punished for sure. Karnataka didn’t have many containment zones. When we tested 63 suspects, only one tested positive. More tests will be held in the state. We will get rapid testing kits as well,” he added.

“In China, some patients had coronavirus attack for the second time, but it was mild as the body had got immune to it. We are still investigating the first case in Nanjangud on how the person got infected,” he added. (MR/KS)


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