Madikeri: Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal has strictly directed the authorities to take necessary steps to curb the Covid 19 cases in order to avoid the risk of a second wave as the number of cases being reported in the state are increasing. With respect to this, the public has been ordered to maintain Covid rules.
She said that everyone is requested to cooperate by wearing masks, using sanitizesr, maintaining social distancing taking the vaccination, timely covid testing and other precautionary and control activities.
“The risk of spreading the infection is increasing as more and more people gather at various events and celebrations. As per the Government of India guidelines, it is compulsory to meet the standard of 5.3 square meters distance between people in social settings and ceremonies,” she said.
No more than 500 people in open areas for wedding ceremony in open halls and 200 for closed. Birthdays and other celebrations should not exceed 100 in open areas and not more than 50 in closed areas, and same goes for funerals. Other functions should not have more than 100 people according to the size of the hall. Religious rituals and ceremonies should have no more than 500 people in open space. Same rule goes for political events.
The public has been told to obey the order, she said.
Meanwhile, the RTPCR Negative Testing Report has been made mandatory for those from coming from Kerala and Maharashtra.