'Take more precautionary steps to maintain Corona free Bhatkal'; memo submitted

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 4th June 2020, 6:28 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Bhatkal: As all the Bhatkal patients who were infected with novel Coronavirus have recovered and joined their families making the region 'Corona free Bhatkal', the citizens here lauded the efforts of the authorities, while simultaneously they have urged the administration to take more precautionary steps to maintain the taluk by containing the spread of COVlD-l9.

In this regard, a delegation of Bhatkal citizens on Thursday met Assistant Commisoner Bharath and submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commisoner Dr Harish Kumar. 

The memorandum stated four factors that need to be considered by the administration in taking more precautionary steps. Firstly, it said, in the neighbouring Udupi district, many cases were tested positive when the victims returned home after completing quarantine period. Hence, the details of those entering Bhatkal from Udupi district should be collected at Shiroor check post itself. The gathering of information should include registration number of vehicles, their contact details and where they are heading towards. The same details should also be collected at Shirali and Sagar check posts.

Secondly, anybody entering Bhatkal from other countries or states should go under mandatory of 7 days institutional quarantine, followed with 14 days of home quarantine. Thirdly, the throat swabs of those coming from other countries and states should be sent for testing immediately at Karwar laboratory.

Lastly, many people coming from Maharashtra to Karnataka via Gadag or Belgaum, claim that they arrived from Karnataka itself. Hence, measures should be taken to gather right information from such people.

The memorandum which was addressed to District administration was then submitted through Bhatkal Assistant Commisoner Bharath. It shall be noted that the delegation of 'Bhatkal citizens' included the leaders of Namadhari community, Muslim community, and social workers.

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