Increased tourist activity creates panic in Bhagamandala

Thursday, 05 Aug, 2.03 am

After the unlock, tourists, especially those from the other states, have been thronging the spiritual destinations in Kodagu district.

A large number of devotees from other states are found in Bhagamandala and Talacauvery.

Several staff members of Bhagamandala temple have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two days.

A surge in the number of tourists from Tamil Nadu is creating fear among the locals.

Moreover, Covid-19 appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing is missing among the tourists.

In Bhagamandala, some tourists have been parking vehicles on the roadside and preparing food.