No public gathering allowed during upcoming festivals: Dakshina Kannada admin
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
This weekend too Dakshina Kannada will have a curfew. However, the students attending exams can do so by showing their hall tickets
Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra addressing the media persons at Mangaluru today. (DC Photo)
Mangaluru: In the wake of the possible Covid third wave, the Dakshina Kannada district administration has decided not to allow public gatherings during the forthcoming festivals.
Dakshina Kannada is one of the districts in Karnataka with high positivity rate. Extra care is taken by the district administration as it shares border with Kerala.
Deputy Commissioner Dr. K V Rajendra told this during an interaction with the media persons at Mangaluru Press Club on Wednesday.
"No special pooja and Seva will be allowed in the temples on Nagara Panchami (August 13). Archaks will perform the customary rituals. Covid guidelines should be followed at the 'Naga Bana,' (the dedicated place of worship, usually below a tree). The Panchayat Development Officers (PDOs) have been asked to supervise such places and ensure there is no crowding," he said.
Independence Day is being celebrated without public participation. Similarly the district administration has decided not to permit processions and public programs in Pandals during Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesha Chaturthi too," he said.
This weekend too Dakshina Kannada will have a curfew. However, the students attending exams can do so by showing their hall tickets.
He said the reopening of schools and colleges may be delayed in districts including Dakshina Kannada which have high positivity rate.