Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, has urged the Karnataka authorities to take steps to close malls and theatres, saying the coronavirus multiplies in air-conditioned areas.
In a letter to the federal government, she mentioned preventive measures must be taken to manage the unfold of coronovirus earlier than it will get worse.
Ms Murty, who additionally leads the State government-constituted Karnataka Tourism Task Force, mentioned she has mentioned the present scenario with Chairman and Executive Director of Narayana Health, Devi Prasad Shetty.
She recommended closure of all colleges and faculties with rapid impact, malls, theatres and “all air-conditioned areas where the virus multiplies”, and permit solely important providers like pharmacy, grocery and petrol bunks.
“It is not scientifically proven that the virus dies in high temperature,” she mentioned pointing to unfold of the virus– regardless of warmth — in peak summer time in Australia and Singapore, which have “summer all 12 months”.
The most necessary factor, Sudha Murthy mentioned, is that if such an epidemic hits, no non-public hospital would be capable of handle the circumstances (besides authorities hospitals). “I request you to vacate one government hospital with at least 500 – 700 beds for this purpose (to deal with coronavirus cases), which requires oxygen lines and pipes,” she mentioned.
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of software program main Infosys, would do the civil work and Devi Shetty has agreed to share sources like medical tools, she added.
“We would like to work with the government proactively so that we can prevent this as early as possible,” Sudha Murty mentioned.
The whole variety of confirmed coronavirus constructive circumstances in Karnataka is six, together with the 76-year outdated man from Kalaburagi who died on Tuesday night time.