Mangaluru, Sept 09, 2021: The state government has authorized the Deputy Commissioners to decide on imposing a weekend curfew in their districts.
“The Deputy Commissioners of the districts are authorized the decide on the weekend curfew in their jurisdiction as per their assessment of the Covid 19 situation in their respective districts,” the order issued by the Chief Secretary today stated.
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“This direction comes into effect immediately and superseding the order dated August 30 with respect to weekend curfew in various districts,” he said.
As per the earlier order weekend curfew was imposed in four districts of the state- Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Hassan and Udupi.
“Further there will be strict surveillance at the border posts set up by the districts adjoining Kerala and Maharashtra states as per the prevailing circular/guidelines issued by Department of Health and Family Welfare,” he added.
The order comes after the state government reviewed the Covid situation in the state and observed that there has been a consistent decline in the case positivity rate in the state.
“The state as a whole has an average case positivity rate of 0.73 and the districts are having case positivity rate of less than 2 percent. Hence to sustain the substantial gains that have been achieved due to stringent containment measures, there is a need to continue with the existing measures along with focused surveillance, testing-tracking-treatment, vaccination, micro containment measures, and strict adherence to Covid 19 appropriate behavior,” the order added.
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