The whole country was put under lockdown for the very first time to sway the spread of COVID-19. Continuing social distancing, make frequent use of masks, and sanitizing self often and hygiene standard has turned out pivotal in handling this pandemic. Mass gatherings are restricted and people are advised to self-quarantine at home.
Even after Implementing so many preventative measures, Coronavirus cases have crossed the 80,000-mark in India but still, peoples are defying the guidelines.
It is really shocking to see that a mass number of people gathered for a temple event in the Ramanagara district in Karnataka. People from Kolagondanahalli village which is around 50 kilometers from Bengaluru gathered to pray to get relieves from the novel coronavirus.
A tweeterite shared a video clip in which people were seen breaching the social distancing guidelines as they stood in a lengthy queue, reported India Today.
The irony : Hundreds gather at a village in Ramanagar for a religious fair, prayers included an appeal to the Gods to get rid of the #CoronaVirus. All this while they violate norms to contain the virus.
No #SocialDistanacing. #COVID19 #COVIDー19 #lockdown pic.twitter.com/3uvSE2694v
— Deepak Bopanna (@dpkBopanna) May 14, 2020
What’s even shocking is that they were acknowledged permission for the devout gathering by NC Kalmatta, Panchayat Development Officer. Though, he has been suspended by the Tahsildar of Ramanagara Deputy Commissioner.
Reacting to the village event, Dr. CN Ashwanth Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, “Serious action will be taken against the person responsible for arranging the festival. This should not have happened.”
Karnataka: People gathered in large numbers y'day in Kolagondanahalli village of Ramanagara for a village fair.They had taken permission for gathering from Panchayat Development Officer NC Kalmatt.He has been suspended by Ramanagara Dy Commissioner following a report by Tehsildar pic.twitter.com/lOGspyW1KR
— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
It’s really worrying to see masses of people assembled in the temple for violating the lockdown guidelines and putting their lives in danger. We request everyone to stay at home and stay safe.