Mangaluru, Mar 25: In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament today declared that the coastal city of Mangaluru will remain completely shut tomorrow, (March 26) onwards.
"Today the people were given time to go out of their houses to buy essentials today. But from tomorrow, this will not be allowed," the MP said.
"We are discussing with officials of all departments about ways to manage the situation. Essential things and facilities people need, will be delivered at their doorsteps. We are sorting out how to deliver the items on behalf of the government and mode of delivery of items to apartment complexes," he said.
He said that a large number of patients from Kasaragod had come into the city yesterday. Hence, the district administration has taken a decision, he said.
"Under the present circumstances, the hospitals in the city would not be sufficient for our purpose. So the administration will not allow any vehicles including ambulances into the city. All the ambulances would be blocked from entering Dakshina Kannada district at Talapady border and sent back," he said.
Mangaluru fully shut from Mar 26; admin mulls delivering essential goods to doorsteps: Nalin Kumar Kateel