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Namaste and keep  distance please !
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Namaste and keep distance please !

March 14, 2020

For the past few weeks having been told not to touch my face I have started behaving like cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth — contorting my face, as I am unable to scratch my eyes, nose or face when it itches. I also feel like putting a sticker ‘Keep distance’, like they have behind lorries as we…

Corona scare: Mysore Palace sees decline in visitors
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Corona scare: Mysore Palace sees decline in visitors

March 13, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The major outbreak of Coronavirus across the world is having its effect in the nation too.  In the State, Mysuru, dubbed as the ‘Tourist City’, has not witnessed a large number of tourists this summer, thanks to the corona scare. The Mysore Palace, which in last year by this time (12 days in March),…

COVID-19 scare: Mysuru yoga tourism hit
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COVID-19 scare: Mysuru yoga tourism hit

March 11, 2020

Foreign yoga students cancel bookings; existing students extend their stay Mysuru/Mysore: As the extensive spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in foreign countries, yoga studios in city that get a lot of foreign students say they are feeling the burn. While many centres have cancelled their yoga lessons till May this year, others have…

MCC Health Panel inspects medical stores, checks masks
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MCC Health Panel inspects medical stores, checks masks

March 11, 2020

Mysuru/Mysore: Following complaints from the public that a few medical stores were selling masks at exorbitant prices, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Standing Committee on Health, led by its President Gopi, visited a few medical stores on Dhanvantri Road this morning and conducted an inspection. The Committee members checked the masks and collected information pertaining…

COVID-19: No holiday for Schools in District
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COVID-19: No holiday for Schools in District

March 10, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Even as Karnataka reported its first COVID-19 case in Bengaluru yesterday and with the State Government announcing a week-long holiday (Mar.10 to 17) for classes from Pre-Nursery to 5th standard in BBMP and Bengaluru Rural District limits, the Education authorities in Mysuru said there will be no such holiday in the district. Speaking to…

Covid-19: State to suspend biometric attendance for Government staff
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Covid-19: State to suspend biometric attendance for Government staff

March 8, 2020

IT companies, BEML too temporarily drops biometric system Bengaluru: As a precautionary measure to control the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 in Karnataka, the State Government has planned to suspend biometric attendance for the time-being at its offices, also in corporate and IT companies, Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said yesterday. “Our Additional Chief…

City sees huge surge in demand for face-masks and sanitizers
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City sees huge surge in demand for face-masks and sanitizers

March 7, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Even as the District administration has allayed fears over COVID-19, the city is witnessing an unprecedented surge in the demand for face-masks and hand sanitizers in the past couple of weeks. Scared of the deadly virus, people are thronging medical shops and hospitals to buy face-masks like never before. With many people choosing to…

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