As the state braces to welcome the festive season amidst the ongoing pandemic, the Karnataka government on Tuesday issued a series of guidelines, more like Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), to contain the spread of COVID-19 spread during the festivals.
With festivals such as Navaratri, Durga Puja, Diwali, and Christmas comes large gatherings of people in public places for religious worship, rallies, cultural functions and processions. In fact, this is quite unavoidable and thus, laying out preventive measures is the need of the hour to contain the virus spread.
Though the best and safest thing to do is to avoid crowded places as much as possible to contain the spread of COVID-19, in case, you are planning to be part of festival events like fairs, exhibitions, or religious worships, make sure you are safe by strictly adhering to these guidelines.
Moreover, always carry your own hand sanitizer. It is important to take personal responsibility for your own safety as well as the safety of others around you. In case, you see anyone violating the above rules, make sure you inform the authorities. Avoid eating out as much as possible, especially, not from a place that is visited by hundreds of people.
Make sure that after you reach home, you wash your hands, face, and feet thoroughly with water and soap and sanitize before meeting any of your family members.