Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Apr 11: With a view to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic and to educate the general public on strictly following guidelines issued by the government, the Dakshina Kannada district administration on Sunday, April 11 deployed 50 marshals in all the 60 wards of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC).
Speaking to daijiworld, mayor Premananda Shetty said, "As many as 50 marshals have been deployed by the district administration in all the wards of Mangaluru City Corporation. These marshals will sensitize people in preventing the spread of the pandemic by taking precautionary measures like the use of masks, sanitizers and maintaining hygiene.
"MCC officials will accompany the marshals. The marshals are not authorised to impose fines, however, if necessary or in case violations Covid-19 preventive norms, fine will be slapped against the violators by the MCC officials," he said.
He said that the marshals, who have been appointed from among the home guards, have been deployed only to create awareness among the public to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and not to take punitive action.
As on Saturday April 10, the district reported 137 fresh coronavirus cases, raising the tally to 36,652. Out of these, 965 cases are currently active. A total of 6,59,029 samples have been tested. Out of which 6,23,377 are negative. As many as 41 people were discharged on Saturday, A total of 743 deaths have occurred so far.
Over 44,409 mask violations have been reported in the Dakshina Kannada district and Rs 46,15,730 in fines has been collected by the authorities so far.