Mysuru: The District Administration and the District Health and Family Welfare Department have taken all the necessary steps to control the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, said Mysuru District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. K. H. Prasad here on Monday November 29.
Speaking to mediapersons at Bavali checkpost on the Karnataka-Kerala border, he said, “People need not be too worried about the new variant of Coronavirus, Omicron but will have to follow the guidelines, strictly. In view of the rise in Coronavirus cases in the District, the steps have been taken to control its spread. Many cases have been found to be of students who have come from Kerala. The students were kept in quarantine and the good news is that no fresh cases have been reported.”
Dr. Prasad said, “There has been a strict vigil at the border. Only those with negative RT – PCR reports are allowed to enter the State. The State Government has also advised us to increase the swab test. As such, we will be testing 1500 people daily from today.”
The buses would also be stopped at the border checkpost and the Health Department personnel along with police officials will physically check for the RT – PCR negative report from each passenger, said Dr. Prasad. He added, “The fresh cases that were diagnosed after November 16 are being tested. So far, no one has been tested positive for Omicron. Those who have taken both vaccines are safe and there is no cause for worry.”
However, the people in goods vehicles that transport tomatoes and other vegetables besides poultry products between the two States on a
daily basis would have to produce the RT – PCR negative certificate once in 15 days.