Hours after Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri announced a slew of restrictions, including mandatory Covid negative certificates for tourists, the order was cancelled the same evening by the Karnataka government.
Amid rumours of another lockdown, the deputy commissioner on Thursday announced that negative reports were mandatory to visit tourist places, resorts, clubs, theatres, and convention halls.
However, by evening, the order was nullified by Principal Secretary, Revenue Department (Disaster Management, Bhoomi & UPOR) Manjunath Prasad, who issued an order making it clear that no such orders can be issued by district authorities and that only the Chief Secretary is authorised to do so.
Earlier, deputy commissioner Mysuru Sindhuri said, "As we all are aware that the second wave has already started, actions are being taken to curb the second wave. There are 10 days holidays which are starting from 10th of April, more than a week the holidays will continue."
"The district administration we have taken 2-3 important decisions, we are not closing down any tourism spots, but we have listed out 5 places where covid-19 Negative reports are mandatory. Tourist spots, resorts, convention halls, party halls, and cinema halls, in these places, covid 19 negative reports mandatory," she added.
According to the Union Health Ministry on Thursday, ten States—Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kerala, and Punjab—have shown a rise in Covid cases.
"84.21 pc of the new cases are reported from these 10 states", Health Ministry informed.
With 1,26,789 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's active caseload reached 9,10,319 on Thursday.
India reported 59,258 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries to 1,18,51,393. The national Recovery Rate is 91.67 per cent.