Kodagu District relaxes lockdown rules
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Kodagu District relaxes lockdown rules

April 26, 2020

Madikeri: With no fresh cases of Novel Coronavirus reported from Kodagu District, the authorities have relaxed the lockdown guidelines, bringing relief to the people.

For emergency and farming activities, the District Administration has laid a few conditions.

Amid the relaxation, the prohibitory orders will continue. The timings for the purchase of essential commodities have been changed.

Instead of 6 am to 12 noon for purchase of fruits and groceries, the District Administration has extended the timings from 6 am to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, said Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy.

However, gathering of large number of people and moving unnecessarily is prohibited. A minimum of one metre distance should be maintained while standing in a queue to purchase essential commodities. The relaxation should not be misused, she added.

According to statement issued here, the DC said a few conditions have been laid to take up agricultural activities. Farmers can use the service of labourers in farming activities. The use of labourers from outside the State is prohibited.

The labourers should arrive for work in farmland from 6 am to 8 am and leave from the workplace between 5 pm and 7 pm. While ferrying the labourers, the owners should have a copy of the RTC or land-related documents, she added.

The DC said the labourers should not be transported in goods vehicles. Social distancing should be maintained while transporting labourers in vehicles.

The labourers should be supplied with pure drinking water, food, sanitisers and soaps at the workplace. They should wear face mask while at work. If any labourer is found suffering from illness, then he should be shifted to the nearest Government Hospital for treatment. Stringent action will be initiated for violation of the guidelines, warned the DC.

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