Devaraja Market, Santhepet, Shivarampet, Mannars Market and Boti Bazar to remain shut for 4 days from June 25
Mysore/Mysuru: With the city reporting new COVID-19 positive cases almost every other day for the past few days, causing a huge concern for the citizens and ringing alarm bells for the State Government, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), in a strategic move to contain the spread of the deadly pandemic, has ordered closure of major Markets in the Central Business District for four days starting tomorrow (June 25).
In an order issued this afternoon, MCC Commissioner Gurudatta Hegde said that five Markets in the heart of the city —- Devaraja Market, Santhepet, Shivarampet, Mannars Market and Boti Bazar —- where a large number of people visit for buying and other business purposes, have been ordered to shut down for four days from June 25.
The order said that it is a measure to check the spread of the deadly COVID. During the 4-day closure, the MCC will wholly clean, sanitise, fumigate and disinfect these market places.
The order also has certain specific instructions to the shop-keepers on the precautionary and safety measures to be taken once the Markets re-open after four days.
Accordingly, the shop-keepers are required to draw box markings in their business spots to ensure physical distancing by customers and conduct mandatory thermal screening of all customers. Those customers found to be suffering from fever, cough, cold or other Coronavirus symptoms, must be immediately reported to the MCC Health Officer. Also, it must be ensured that all customers visiting shops wear face masks and shop-keepers are required to compulsorily keep hand sanitisers at business spots for use by customers and to regularly maintain cleanliness and hygiene in and around their shops.
Further, the order warned that shops and other business establishments which do not follow these instructions will be shut down.
I was reading through the editorials, which for some reason got frozen some time ago.
Interesting that the editorial: Courage Conquers Crisis” was produced assuming that somehow India was able to overcome the Virus crisis, while other countries were suffering worst. The basic assumption was flawed in the sense that other developed countries in Europe and N. America, got hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors, particularly from China , which made the situation worse. India even comparing to tiny Singapore gets very few visitors, and the viurs was brought into the country by rich Indians who went to these places abroad to spend their unaccounted money, and came back to spread the virus to the communities. Further, as a result, the virus spread was then just taking place, and hence the low number of cases and deaths. Then there is the question of manipulation of numbers, which is common in India!
Now, the number of cases are rising fast, Bengaluru is looking for another lockdown and New Delhi has become the Covid-19 capital of India!
It is evident now that India is going through the rising curve, and has not reached the peak yet.
It appears hence, that the above editorial was written in a haste to show the country in a positive light The peak will be coming in a few months.
Indian government lifted the lockdown in a haste looking at other Western countries, which have gone through their peaks.
It is always wise to wait before jumping into conclusion. But then, this in India!!