Night curfew to follow strictly in Bhatkal, 'Hotspots' to get sealed

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 4th July 2020, 2:05 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Bhatkal: To contain the spread of novel Coronavirus in Bhatkal taluk, the district administration has decided to further tighten the lockdown norms again. Addressing a press conference on Friday evening here in Bhatkal, Assistant Commissioner Bharat S, issued guidelines to the public in the Bhatkal Town Municipality limits, Jali Pattan Panchayat and Heble Gram Panchayat. The night curfew will remain in place from 6 PM to 6 AM and any business or public activities will be completely banned.

In a press conference, Assistant Commissioner Bharat S, and Assistant SP Nikhil have strictly appealed the people to fully cooperate in enforcing these laws to control the disease and get rid of the pandemic.

Restrictions on Hotspots: In a press conference, it was informed that the state government has issued a number of new directives, including the imposition of a complete curfew on Sundays. In Bhatkal, some areas are currently marked as 'hotspots', while some more areas could become hotspots in the next couple of days. All these areas are being completely sealed down. The people of these areas will not be able to leave their homes for any reason other than the medical emergency. Nodal officers will be deployed for these areas and arrangements will be made to deliver the essentials door to door in the sealed areas.

Surveillance at check posts: ASP Nikhil B said that in order to control those coming to Bhatkal from other hotspot regions, more vigilance will be exercised at the check posts at Shirali, Sagar road and Sarpankatta before entering Bhatkal. Details will be obtained by inspecting people and vehicles. In addition, people will be constantly monitored after entering the city. A large number of staffs have been deployed at these check posts. He also added saying that the night curfew would be strictly enforced so people should avoid leaving their homes unnecessarily and getting into trouble. 'Fever Clinics' have been set up in different parts of the city. Everyone should go to the Fever Clinic in their area and get themselves checked.

Treatment facility: Assistant Commissioner, Mr Bharat, said, the situation of Coronavirus in Bhatkal is not as bad as in Bengaluru. The victims will be kept in the hospital as there is a facility in the government hospital even though they have the opportunity to be treated at home. For this, all kinds of facilities have been properly arranged locally.

Further speaking, Assistant SP Nikhil, said, throat swab samples of around 92 people who attended a recent wedding event has been obtained and sent for testing. Efforts are being made to provide more facilities in the hospital for treatment. People need not get panic, but should be alert by refraining themselves from going out of their homes with no reason. Especially people over 60 years of age and young children should avoid going out.

Bhatkal Tahsildar S Ravi Chandra was also present at the press conference.

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