Coimbatore: All events, including weddings planned in public halls, should be announced to the taluk’s tahsildar a week before the event and approval obtained, said District Collector GS Sameeran.
Organizers should ensure that events are held with fewer than 50 people. Monitoring teams formed by the county government will review the events and take legal action if the Covid protocols are not followed, the collector said.
The statement comes as the district continued to report more than 200 new Covid-19 cases, with 209 cases and three deaths reported on Sunday.
“In view of the increasing Covid infection in the district, people should take advantage of the easing to reduce the
their livelihood, ”said the collector, adding that the rising cases in neighboring Kerala could also affect the Coimbatore district.
The collector said strict measures are being taken against Covid protocol violations and a total of Rs 4.77 lakh was collected as a fine on Saturday alone.
On Sunday, 18 shopkeepers on Diwan Bahadur Road were fined Rs 1,000 during an inspection by Company Commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara for failing to follow social distancing standards in their shop. He also directed shopkeepers to make sure their customers wear masks all the time
Meanwhile, the district received 1.42 lakh doses of vaccine on Sunday, including 1.23 lakh Covishield doses.
On the same day, 68,700 doses of Covishield and 8,350 doses of Covaxin were allocated to 37 vaccination centers in rural areas, 33 in urban areas, and 15 24/7 centers, said the collector, who also runs the vaccination camp at a state high school in Kadampadi at Sulur on Sunday. The remaining doses of the vaccine would be used on Monday.
Up to 239 people recovered from the infection on Sunday while 2,058 people are still under treatment.
Tirupur district reported 75 new cases and one death on Sunday.