Udupi: Complacency in wearing masks in public places to attract fine

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Nov 30: Deputy commissioner (DC) M Kurma Rao, noted that the people appear to be shedding the habit of wearing masks in public places on account of reduced corona scare. He said that because of the renewed coronavirus concerns, everyone has to wear a mask in public places and maintaining social distance is a must even in the limits of local bodies and gram panchayats. This rule applies also for public meetings and functions, he insisted.

Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of different communities and doctors from the district on Monday November 29, he directed the concerned to undertake mask drives all over the district including bus stands and commercial complexes to sensitise the people about the importance of wearing masks.

"Our district has achieved 93 percent in first dose vaccination. I request leaders of communities and doctors to convince the remaining seven percent to get vaccinated. We have taken steps to vaccinate people visiting Udupi from other districts and states," he explained. He asked the doctors to check whether the patients approaching them have been vaccinated. If not, they should convince them of the need to do so. In the prescriptions also they have to prescribe vaccination and to get tested for coronavirus infection if they have symptoms, he added.

The DC said that ASHA workers have been conducting door to door visits with voters’ lists to vaccinate people. He advised that ward level workforce committee meetings should be held in gram panchayats and urban local body limits to collect information about those who have not been vaccinated and to educate them.

Additional deputy commissioner Balakrishnappa, urban development cell project director Pratibha, district health and family welfare officer Dr Nagabhushan, municipal commissioner Uday Shetty, leaders of different communities, doctors from Indian Medical Association and AYUSH doctors were present.





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  • Joyson Barboza, Dubai

    Wed, Dec 01 2021

    Police would mint a good amount of collection if they start patrolling malpe area. If you visit malpe especially malpe fish market, only you would be in mask where as others roam freely. Instead of standing on highways, police should check in crowded places.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore Kodyadka

    Wed, Dec 01 2021

    Yes there is a rise in cases in Udupi of late and we need to be careful about the spread of the disease Wear mask and maintain distance and use sanitizer Together we shall defeat COVID 19 and we shall get ourselves vaccinated Lets cooperate with the health authorities to beat COVID 19 infection

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Very few people wear masks in our Districts ...

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    According to ICMR advisory only those people who have infection need to wear a mask. The central guidelines too make it voluntary. Despite knowing masks never work against any viruses trying to mandate the same is beyond medical scientific temperament. Another instruction is to educate those who didn't get vaccinated! Most of the people aren't ignorant but are wiser in doing their own research & are more educated than these stooges of vaccine mafia. Those people who have had natural immunity through contracting corona are protected lifetime from any mutants or variants unlike weak temporary immunity created by vacs which have hidden adverse injuries which far outweigh the benefit to those who are allergic to the substances used in vaccines. Should anything happen to them who would take responsibility to take care of them or compensate their family? In the absence of these provisions voluntary vaccinations shouldn't be enforced which is violative of Disaster Management Act of 2005 & are punishable with 1 year imprisonment.

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  • Sudesh pai, Manipal

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    In your own vicinity around your office I can count 1000 person maskless cooly walking with no fear. Why not you give a surprise visit in Manipal rickshaw, bus, tempo, taxis, scooters drivers are maskless. Put hoarding of mask precautions not of distillery, fashions, resorts. Send people near pan beedi shop you will find smoke virus than masks. If you want implement strictly be vigilant on everyone on the streets

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