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Mangalaru Corporation orders restrictions on vehicles, people from Kerala

PTI | Mangaluru | Updated: 02-04-2020 23:01 IST | Created: 02-04-2020 23:01 IST
Mangalaru Corporation orders restrictions on vehicles, people from Kerala

Even as the Karnataka government is continuing with its declared stand against opening of Talapady border with Kerala in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Mangaluru city Corporation on Thursday came out with an order restricting people and vehicles from the neighbouring state. In the order, the Mangaluru Corporation Commissioner (MCC) Ajith Kumar Hegde said it is the duty of the corporation to take steps to keep the residents of the city safe and protect them from the spread of coronavirus.

As the virus is spreading through the movement of people and by coming in contact with people who are afflicted, it becomes necessary to restrict the movement of vehicles and people from Kerala within the MCC limits, he said. Hence, under section 58(22) of the KMC Act which deals with 'prevention and checking the spread of dangerous diseases,' the MCC commissioner is required to invoke emergency powers under Section 64 of the KMC Act of 1976 to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, he said.

The MCC commissioner also banned vehicles carrying afflicted people, those who came in contact with Covid-19 patients or those who are suspected to be suffering from any such contagious diseases from entering the city. The order has been issued after considering the report by MCC health officer, he said. He also pointed out that the order of the state government on March 23, has already stated that the borders with Kerala will be closed for patients from Kerala also in the wake of the rapid spread of coronavirus there.

Exercising powers under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1898 and enabling provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the Karnataka government ordered for imposing border restrictions over movement of patients across the border for treatment or diagnosis. This order also requires different cities in Karnataka to impose territorial jurisdiction to enforce the order without any alterations. The DK district health officer Ramachandra Bayari has also sent a letter to private hospitals in the city not to admit patients from neighbouring Kasaragod district of Kerala.

Karnataka on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against Kerala High Court's direction to the Centre to take steps to open the border at Talapady between Dakshina Kannada and Kasaragod districts for medical emergencies and transport of essential goods. Meanwhile, with eight new positive cases Thursday, the number of Covid-19 patients in the bordering Kasaragod district rose to 129, of which one person has already recovered.PTI MVG SS PTI PTI



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