The Prime Minister tells Karnataka to ensure strict closure, social distancing

BENGALURU: Noting that the situation in the world due to the pandemic was worrying, Prime Minister Narendra Modi He told Karnataka to ensure strict closure and social distancing to minimize losses, a senior official said Thursday.

We should minimize losses by ensuring strict blocking and social distancing of those on duty, as the situation in the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic is worrisome, the official told IANS, citing Modi, who interacted with all chief ministers. states, including Karnataka, earlier in the day via videoconferencing.

In reviewing the implementation of the 21-day blockade across the country from midnight on March 24 to contain the spread of the dreaded virus, Modi advised the state's chief minister, B.S. Yediyurappa implement curfew measures without affecting essential services and deal harshly with violators across the state.

Modi also told the Chief Minister to isolate migrant workers and provide them with basic services in aid camps where they are staying due to closure and in the absence of public transport service, the official who attended the meeting said the condition of anonymity.

More about Covid-19 > Appreciating the southern state for enforcing the blockade with good governance and discipline, the Prime Minister said that the supply of medicines and essential goods, including food, should not be interrupted at any cost to people who stay home.

People should be informed about designated hospitals in cities and towns across the state. There should be no shortage of doctors and nurses in the coming days, Modi said.

He also advised states to deploy traditional medicine physicians (Ayush) and train them to combat the dreaded disease by improving the immunity of patients with Covid-19.

Social distancing must be maintained in all banks when people go there to withdraw money transferred under the Prime Minister's scheme, the official said, citing Modi's advice.

Since agricultural activities are exempt from the blockade, farmers must also strictly practice social distancing.

Modi told Yediyurappa to evolve a mechanism for farmers to harvest Rabi crop with precautions, added the official.