Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa stepped in to over rule the decision of the BBMP to shut down all air conditioned Super markets in the city.
An order issued by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) Standing Committee on Health ordered all air conditioned Super markets in the city to be shut down in view of the coronavirus situation in the city and state.
Chairman Manjunath Raju had argued that the virus is known to spread across in closed areas where the temperature is around 20 degree Celsius.
Confusion was the order of the day when on Monday, armed by this order, the BBMP authorities and the Bengaluru police were seen forcibly shutting down Super markets in Kanakpura road.
The Karnataka Chief Minister then stepped in to over turn the verdict of the BBMP, anticipating shortages and an unnecessary panic in the city.
A subsequent order of the BBMP’s Standing Committee on Health revoked their previous order, following the intervention by the CM.
The Standing Committee also announced the launch of a GIS enabled facility which would permit the citizens to track the exact outbreak of communicable diseases such as COVID-19, cholera and more.
The training facility at Model Town has also been set up to train all staff of the BBMP towards handling the COVID-19.