Bengaluru, Sept 29: The Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar has warned stern actions against people who flout social distancing rules in public places.
He was speaking to media persons after conducting a meeting with expert committee regarding Covid19 at Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday.
Coronavirus has been on a high in the past two months in the state, said the Minister.
Despite raising awareness regarding the dangers caused by the virus, the general public has been negligent without wearing masks, the State Government is keen on bringing stern rule against those who flout the social distancing rules in public. A detailed directive will be out in a few days, he added.
Post Coronavirus unlock in the state, political and religious gatherings have been on a high, and people are attending in alarming numbers. This has led to rapid spread of virus. Hence, it has been decided to put the stopper on these gatherings in the state, he said.
The Minister further said that events that are held in unavoidable circumstances with only 100 people will be allowed with prior permission from the district administration.
He informed that the Government plans to organise awareness programmes jointly in cooperation with cinema stars, religious heads, political leaders and artists.
The Minister also called upon people of the state to raise awareness about Coronavirus.
'Workshop for media persons'
Stating that the role of media in raising awareness about Coronavirus is notable, the Minister said that the Government is mulling over organising a special workshop for media persons. The workshop will be organised within a week, he said.
Noting that Covid-19 positive rate in 7 out of 11 districts is 12%, Dr Sudhakar said the death rate in the state is at 1.5%. Measures are being taken to reduce this to less than 1%, he added.