Bengaluru: Mask is ultimate remedy to prevent COVID-19: Dr Ashwath Narayan


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Bengaluru, Oct 1: "Mask is the ultimate remedy to prevent COVID-19. This has been proved scientifically also,’’ asserts deputy chief minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan.

Dr Narayan, who is higher education minister and a medical doctor by profession, says the public should realize the importance of masks and use the cleansed masks without negligence.

He was speaking to reporters after attending meeting of State Cabinet on Thursday.

The deputy chief minister had tested corona positive and self-quarantined himself before the beginning of the recently concluded session of the Karnataka legislature.

"The virus should not be allowed to spread further. Everybody should feel duty-bound to achieve this. No one should remove the mask while conversing. The government does not like to impose fines for those who do not wear masks. But people should not forget to adhere to the advisories of the government," he explained.

The government has decided to impose a fine of Rs 1000 in urban areas and Rs 500 in rural areas for not wearing the mask. But there are objections from certain sections of the society saying that this fine is on the higher side.

However, in this case, he said the health of the people is more important than whether the fine is higher or lesser.

"In the beginning, everybody had thought that the COVID-19 would vanish after some time. But that has not happened in reality. The pandemic is being continued for quite a long period. Protecting the health of the people is the responsibility of the government,’’ Dr Ashwatha Narayana said.

In the current situation, it has become inevitable to live along with the virus. So, while venturing out it is mandatory to wear the mask. Otherwise, it may result in fatality. This also leads to further spread of the virus, he said.

But some people are still are engaged in their activities without wearing masks. They should think of both protecting their health as well as the health of others heath. So, in view of this the government has decided to impose fines, he explained.

"The COVID-19 pandemic is not a matter to be considered lightly. This is certainly a deadly virus. I myself have experienced the severity of this. This affects the health of the person. There will be a wide difference between the health of a person pre-coronavirus infection and the post-corona virus. Nobody should put to the difficulties as I faced due to this virus,’’ he added.

Dates for reopening of schools, colleges will be finalized soon

The state government would come out with clear information with regard to the opening of schools and colleges in the state very soon, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan higher education minister and deputy chief minister announced in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, he said the UGC had already set guidelines with regard to this matter and the state government was making preparations accordingly.

He further said clear information would emerge after discussing with minister primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar.

Academic activities have already been started by taking all the necessary precautions. To further this process, the date as to when students can physically attend the schools and colleges would be finalized after consultations with all the stakeholders, Dr Ashwath Narayan explained.

The state government would decide the date after taking into account all the pros and cons of this as per COVID-19 guidelines, he said.

 

  

Comment on this article

  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    How many of our people know the technique of using masks & keeping them sterile?

    In this time of extreme economic depression, where majority of the population is struggling to feed themselves how can they afford to use masks?
    I have personally observed many poor families using the same mask repeatedly because of fear of authorities!

    Just forcing people to wear masks will turn counterproductive & dangerous to the further spread of this virus in all directions!

    POOR PEOPLE, DESTITUES, MIGHT BE FORCED TO USE DISCARDED MASKS TOO BEING AFRAID OF BEING APPREHENDED! WHY DON'T YOU PROVIDE FREE MASKS FROM THE FUNDS GATHERED BY YOU???

    WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY OF PEOPLE WEARING MASKS BUT UNWITTINGLY SHARING MOBILES?

    IMHO, CORONA IS AN AIRBORNE DISEASE, UNLIKE HIV, SO NOBODY IS GOING TO BE SPARED! NOBODY KNOWS THE PROGNOSIS OF THIS VIRUS???

    FYI, A WORLD FAMOUS VIROLOGIST FROM BRAZIL, SUPPOSEDLY SUCCUMBED TO CORONA WHEN SHE WAS IN LONDON!

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    "Have no respect whatsoever for authority; forget who said it and instead look at what he starts with, where he ends up, and ask yourself, 'Is it reasonable?' " – Richard Feynman.

    I am reminded of the biblical quote, “In the beginning was the word and the word became man”. Thomas Paine in his ,”Age of Reason” and Richard Dawkins have both provided us with adequate reason to question this poetical belief.

    The below quote by the minister, Mr. Ashwatha Narayana, falls into the same category as the above.

    Quote
    "Ïn the beginning, everybody had thought that the COVID-19 would vanish after some time. But that has not happened in reality.”
    Unquote

    Oh, yes, Mr.Minister, in the beginning, Donaaald the Trump, did believe in what you say you believe; but, Mr.Minister, please speak for yourself and your own kind.

    Those who were able to think for themselves and those who believe in reason, facts and empirical data , knew, and still know, that COVID -19 is not going to vanish.

    If the govt. is looking for sense and reason( in a world that has lost most of it) then all it needs to do is to get in touch with Anders Tegnell, Civil Servant and State Epidemiologist of Sweden.

    Lastly: the 3 known entry points for the nCOV- 19 are the eyes, nose and mouth.
    Therefore, for anybody, especially a learned Minister to claim ,” Mask is ultimate remedy to prevent COVID-19”; is , well, at best misleading.

    If only our govts could consult people with sense like Dr. Srinivas Kakkilaya. https://www.facebook.com/srinivas.kakkilaya/posts/10219608242011153

    Further recommended reading:
    Paul Kirkham, Dr Mike Yeadon, Barry Thomas,
    https://lockdownsceptics.org/addressing-the-cv19-second-wave/

    Do follow “revelations of reason” by Sanjeev Sabhlok, Michael Levitt, Sunetra Gupta, Raj Bhopal, Vikram Patel, Daniel Erickson, Johan Giesecke, Jerome Kim, Jayaprakash Muliyil, Sam Vaknin, Sucharit Bhakdi, John P.A. Ioaniddis, Jennifer Nuzzo, Martin Kulldorf.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    First Practice what you Preach ...

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    Jesus on This corona virus, that is among you from China, has been killing mostly people who have compromised immune systems... in a message to John Leary dated Saturday, September 26, 2020:
    ...
    Jesus said: “My people, a faithful person is not ready to live unless that person is ready to die. I have died on the cross for your sins, and you can come to Me in Confession to cleanse your souls of your sins. As long as you are in My graces, you should have no fear of dying because you are with Me, and I will keep you from falling into hell. You have no fear of death because I have promised salvation eventually in heaven for all of My believers. This corona virus, that is among you from China, has been killing mostly people who have compromised immune systems. Other people who catch this virus, only have mild symptoms. It is this fear of dying from this virus that is being used to control your people with all of your restrictions. Follow My recommendations to protect yourselves, but do not be fearful of dying because you are safe with Me.”

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  • Ahmed, Ullal

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    Finally they agreed & come to logical conclusion after several months of Thaali bajaana etc etc....

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  • shakthi, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    R U joking Dr Ashwath Narayan.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    Supply quality masks to poor people and others quality mask at reasonable price

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Oct 1 2020

    Even i agree wearing multi layer masks really helpful.
    Instead of thaali bajana, please make everyone to take oath that , they wear masks and obey social distance

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