Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rajendra K. V. said that, “The district’s Covid case positive rate has not increased, but it has been fluctuating for the past one week. Previously, we conducted 3,000 to 4,000 RT-PCR tests, but this number has recently been increased.”
He was addressing after flagging off a vaccination van for the specially abled and elderly on the Mangalore University campus on Saturday June 19, in collaboration with the Dakshina Kannada district administration, the Indian Red Cross, Rotary Club Mangaluru, and Bank of Baroda.
He mentioned that people should not panic regarding the increase in positivity rate. Over 11,000 RT-PCR tests were conducted, with a high positive rate. “It was 18 percent last week, but it’s already down to 9% this week. KSRTC and private bus drivers and conductors are being vaccinated on a priority basis by the district government and the Red Cross. The vaccination drives organised by the district Red Cross have been conducted smoothly. A vaccination drive for NRIs was also held. From Monday June 21, more vaccines will be available, and the beneficiaries will be vaccinated accordingly,” he added.
The door-to-door vaccination vehicle will assist in the vaccination of the elderly and specially abled who are unable to leave their homes. “The public’s assistance is required to unlock or relax the lockdown. People should observe Covid protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and staying safe in order to control the pandemic,” said DC.
A meeting with chief minister B.S Yediyurappa would be held by video conference on June 19 Sunday at 12 p.m.
MLA Dr. Bharath Y Shetty, DGM Bank of Baroda Gayathri, and district Red Cross president Shantharam Shetty were present.
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