Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh on Wednesday assured people of the District that the administration had taken measures to ensure supply of essential goods including rice, vegetable and fruits across the District during the lockdown and asserted that there was no need for the people to panic buy goods.

She was speaking at the Deputy Commissioner’s office after chairing a meeting of top officials regarding the supply of essential goods during the 21-day lockdown.

Sindhu Rupesh also directed the police officials to not to obstruct or interfere in the transportation of food items and added that the District Administration was prepared to provide adequate supply of all the goods in the District.

She further informed the police personnel that vegetables are supplied to the District from Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Shivmogga Districts while rice is supplied from Udupi District and added that movement of these vehicles not be stopped or interfered.

Rupesh then confirmed that essential shops will be open between morning 6 am to 12 noon for the convenience of people adding that there was no need for panic buying for the people. She also urged people to not rush at stores and to maintain discipline to ensure social distancing.

Additional DC Roopa, MCC Commissioner Shanadi Ajith Kumar, DCP Arunangsh Giri and other top officials were present during the meeting at the DC office.

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Mangaluru: In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in Dakshina Kannada, district administration and Department of Health has set up 13 ‘Fever Clinics’ across the district.

All the 13 Fever Clinics are now operational and public can get benefitted from them.

They are at Taluk hospitals in Bantwal, Belthangady, Puttur and Sullia; District Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru and in eight medical colleges - A J College at Kuntikana, Fr Muller Medical College Hospital, KMC-Attavar, Yenepoya Medical College Hospital-Deralakatte, Srinivas Medical College Hospital-Mukka, KS Hegde Charitable Hospital-Deralakatte, KVG Medical College Hospital-Sullia and Kanachur Medical College Hospital at Natekal.