District Administration explores option to control virus spread
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District Administration explores option to control virus spread

July 11, 2020

Mini-lockdown likely in some areas of N.R. Constituency, says DC

Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru District Administration is exploring various options to control COVID-19 spread and the options include imposing a mini-lockdown in some areas of Narasimharaja (N.R.) Constituency where many Coronavirus positive cases are reported on a daily basis. The lockdown decision will be taken after consulting the local MLA and leaders. 

“To control the disease spread and to prevent mortalities, we are doing a door-to-door survey of areas in the Constituency to identify patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI). If the number of patients is high we might impose a mini-lockdown in some areas of N.R. Constituency to break the chain,” said Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar this morning. 

He was speaking to reporters during his visit to the Academic Bhavan of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) in Mandakalli that has been converted into a COVID Care Centre (CCC). Mysuru District Minister S.T. Somashekar too visited the facility this morning. 

It is in the interest of people the District Administration is taking such measures and people must co-operate when the surveyors go to their areas, the DC said. 

DC Abhiram Sankar further said that the burial ground near Tipu Circle has been identified as a place to perform the last rites of the dead as per COVID protocol and according to religious beliefs. “For other community members, Government land that is a half-an-hour journey from Mysuru has been identified to perform the last rites and the land has been reserved for the purpose,” he said. 

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “District Administration explores option to control virus spread”

  1. K Sridhar says:

    The local administration must completely stop people from moving from Bengalore to Mysuru and vice versa. Since Bengalore is the hotbed of covid infection, this must be done on priority.

  2. Hey Covid-19!! says:

    Leaving the control of Civid-19 infections and spread to a DC, who is not an infectious diseases expert, and who obeys the command of the district minister is the wrong approach. Only in India, an IAS officer is asked to do many things-from seeds distribution for sowing in the fields to infection control. The centre should ask every state to constitute a powerful and independent panel of infectious diseases experts, who should be tasked to plan all matters related to Covid-19 infections control and treatment, and this panel in every state should only be answerable to the central government, so that uniform control strategies are implemented in every state.
    Modi, should pass a specific law that makes ALL citizens, himself, CMs, Governors and every officials and ministers to strictly obey the protols passed under this law.
    India has a large military. Put them to work, and not the police, so that the political interference is removed.
    If the current district-by-district administration which the ministers controls is allowed to continue, you are looking at a very large infected population of India.


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